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Rebellious tykes Patrick Holohan (left) and Matthew Murphy on Vinegar Hill [Eniscorthy, Co Wexford] promoting the fourth annual reenactment of the Battle of Vinegar Hill THIS Saturday and Sunday (August 1 and 2).

Over 500 Rebels and Redcoats (boo hiss) are expected to take to the battlefield, the largest annual battle re-enactment in Ireland ever.

Take that, comic cosplayers.

Pretend fight!


Pic: Patrick Browne.

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 13.57.22An apparently genuine cannonball from the Battle of Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, 1798.

In which we were thoroughly routed thanks in no small part to to these perishing ‘spheres of doom’.

You can take this or I have a hanging garden you might fancy.

Genuine Cannonball, Battle of Vinegar Hill, 1798 (eBay)

(Thanks Sibling of Daedalus)