Blessington in County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
1798 - 1998
Named after a rebel scout who was beheaded here on 31st May 1798, but whose bravery saved c. 1000 men on Blackmore Hill.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1798.
Location. 53° 9.474′ N, 6° 30.754′ W. Marker is in Blessington, Leinster, in County Wicklow. Marker can be reached from Lake Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clocha an Phiobaíre / Piper's Stones (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); Mianach Hero agus Urláir Chóireála / Hero Mine and Dressing Floors (approx. 18 kilometers away); Celbridge Abbey (approx. 20 kilometers away); Ciorcal Cloch le Claífort Chaisleán an Ridire (approx. 20.3 kilometers away); Edward Bridgeman (approx. 20.3 kilometers away); St Patrick's Church, Celbridge (approx. 20.3 Sir Gerald Dease, K.C.V.O. (approx. 20.3 kilometers away); Kildrought House (approx. 20.4 kilometers away).
More about this marker. The marker is located at a closed, disused rest area pull-off on the uphill side of the road.
Also see . . . The 1798 Rebellion in County Kildare. (Submitted on May 29, 2018.)
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