Bringing history to life in Kilworth

ON THE MARCH IN KILWORTH: Some of the cast of 'The Croppies of 1798', which was staged in Kilworth Village Park last weekend. (Picture: John Ahern)

Ireland has a rich and intriguing history. While it enjoyed periods of relative peace, bloody conflict was never too far away.

Inspired by the French revolution, Wolfe Tone sought to unite ‘Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter’ in 1798 – ultimately, the mission failed, but the seismic events of that year would provide inspiration for future generations of Irish nationalists. 

1798 and its aftermath provided the subject matter for an open-air performance that took place in Kilworth village last weekend – the venue being an attractive park that adjoins the community playground.

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