Day in May that saw the disastrous beginning of Irish rebellion in which 30,000 were to die

The Great Rebellion began when thousands of south Leinster United Irishmen turned out to confront government forces. The intense period of open warfare which ensued during that summer claimed tens of thousands of lives and devastated the infrastructure and economy of many counties.

Risings occurred in almost every sector and Wexford, Wicklow, Kildare, Antrim, Down, Longford, Meath and Mayo witnessed largescale pitched battles.

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