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Heritage Ireland

Dwyer McAllister Cottage was the site of a famous rebel escape on the 15th of February 1799. Rebel Sam McAllister lay down his life for Captain Michael Dwyer so that the rebels could continue to fight on in the Wicklow mountains for another four years.

Learn about the 1798 rebellion and its aftermath. The cottage is also a museum to life in the Wicklow Uplands during the 18th century.

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