The Battle of Carlow & Carnew Executions 1798

#OnThisDay 1798 Over 500 rebels & civilians alike were killed by the British Army when rebels fell into a trap set for them in Carlow town. Roughly 1200 rebels had mobilised outside of the town & planned to attack it. But their way was unguarded & they reached the town centre with ease. Little did they know that every alley & window had English soldiers in it who laid down an almighty fire on them. They also burned down houses & there are reports of children being shot down with their parents in the street.

In Carnew, Wicklow 28 prisoners suspected of being in the United Irishmen were executed, also by the British Army.


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