Rebels and Refugees: Irish Sea Crossings during the 1798 Rebellion

Rebels and Refugees: Irish Sea Crossings during the 1798 Rebellion

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

CHQ, Custom House Quay

D01T6K6 Dublin

Ireland

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Professor Mary-Ann Constantine looks at the stories of those who crossed the sea to Wales during the turbulent period of the 1798 Uprising.

About this event

The ‘Ports, Past and Present Project’ has been exploring historic and contemporary links between Ireland and Wales through the five port towns of Dublin, Holyhead, Rosslare, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock.

In this talk, Professor Mary-Ann Constantine of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies looks at the stories of some of those who crossed the sea to Wales during the turbulent period of the 1798 Uprising. Some were rebels escaping reprisal; others simply fleeing from violence.

Their experiences intersected with the journeys of people who travelled for leisure or business, and resonate powerfully with events of our own times.

The Ports, Past and Present project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

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