#OnThisDay 1798 United Irishmen rebels led by Fr. John Murphy defeat a Crown force at the Battle of Tubberneering, near Gorey. Lt-Col Walpole led his 400 Crown troops (both militia and regular English Army) into a narrow pass where he & 100 of his men were killed. They fled the scene leaving three cannon & a cache of arms. These cannons were used against British troops in Arklow but they could not take the town.