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Republican flags fly from Vinegar Hill
Vinegar Hill, just outside Enniscorthy, was the site of a major engagement in the 1798 rebellion. Photo: National Library of Ireland, EAS_3676

Republican flags fly from Vinegar Hill

Enniscorthy, 13 April 1917 - Three Republican flags were displayed this week around the town of Enniscorthy, one of the few areas outside Dublin to rise in rebellion at Easter in 1916.

One of the flags was placed on Vinegar Hill and bore the message ‘The Republic still lives’. The flags were removed by police on the day they were erected.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.