From The Riverside Park Hotel
Located just 5 minutes from the Riverside Park Hotel, visit the most famous site of the 1798 Rebellion against colonial British Rule, Vinegar Hill. The Battle of Vinegar Hill, as it became known, in County Wexford in the southeast of Ireland, was the last major engagement between the United Irishmen and the British military and marked a significant turning point in the rebellion. Over 10,000 crown forces launched an attack on Vinegar Hill, which was then occupied by over 20,000 rebels and camp followers. This was the largest rebel camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irishmen and their supporters.
Vinegar Hill sits at the top of Enniscorthy offering panoramic views of the town and the River Slaney. Its current peace, serenity and spectacular views belie its background as one of the bloodiest battlefields in Irish history. You can visit this historic site for free and stay as long as you’d like to admire the view from this point. Afterwards, visit the 1789 Centre and meet the key figures of the Rebellion and participate in the state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience.
Why Stay With Us?
The award-winning Riverside Park Hotel is an idyllic base while exploring County Wexford. Our friendly reception team are happy to suggest local activities, attractions, dining and entertainment during your getaway. We also offer complimentary use of our storage facilities as well as free on-site parking and WIFI.
Each of our guestrooms are complete with ultra-comfortable beds with large fluffy pillows to ensure the utmost of comfort after a long day exploring. Enjoy spacious rooms with minimal themes and luxurious features including ensuite shower and bath, flat-screen satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Relax, unwind and wake up feeling refreshed.