Enniscorthy, History & Heritage; Michael Toibin
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Enniscorthy town is steeped in history and remains one of the most beautiful and fascinating Irish towns. Witness to one of the early victories in thee Rebellion of 1798, it is overlooked by Vinegar Hill, the site of the last tragic battle of that period.
In this collection of articles and essays chosen and introduced by his son Colm Toibin, Michael Toibin paints a detailed picture of life in Enniscorthy through thee ages, profiles and figures that shaped its destiny and traces the history of Enniscorthy's best-known monuments and buildings.
These diverse accounts bring to life time past - from the founding of the Franciscan monastery, the Cromwellian invasion, the Great Repeal Meeting of 1843 and the Great Famine, to the history of the castle and the cathedral, descriptions of those individuals and families that influenced the development of the town, and much more.
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