Nestling beneath the Backstairs Mountains near Enniscorthy in County Wexford, Woodbrook, which was first built in the 1770s, was occupied by a group of local rebels during the 1798 rebellion. Allegedly the leader was John Kelly, the 'giant with the gold curling hair' in the well known song 'The Boy from Killanne’. It is said that Kelly made a will leaving Woodbrook to his sons but he was hanged on Wexford bridge, along with many others after the rebels defeat at Vinegar Hill. He was later given an imposing monument in nearby Killanne cemetery.

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Woodbrook, Killanne, Enniscorthy, Wexford

t: +353 53 9255114

e: gilesfitzherbert@gmail.com

w: www.woodbrookhouse.ie

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