#OnThisDay 1798 United Irishmen take Bunclody in Wexford with artillery from Three Rocks ambush, forcing the garrison to retreat. However, in the taking of the town, the rebels do not secure the road that the garrison left by. When the United Irishmen assembled in the town square, they were fired upon from barricaded loyalists in several houses. The garrison, now reinforced from Offaly Militia , returned & killed 400 of the rebels. They fired ball and grapeshot into the huddled masses at first and then a cavalry charge killed the fleeing persons.