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Dwyer McAllister Cottage

An unlikely battle-site of the 1798 Rebellion

14:00 – 18:00

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Dwyer McAllister Cottage

An unlikely battle-site of the 1798 Rebellion

14:00 – 18:00

See all opening times

Site Closed

Admission

Free admission

Getting here

Derrynamuck
Knockanarrigan
Co. Wicklow
W91 D273

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Dwyer McAllister Cottage

This thatched and whitewashed cottage nestles in the shade of Keadeen Mountain off the Donard to Rathdangan road in County Wicklow.

Today, it seems like an unlikely site of conflict. However, in the winter of 1799 it was a different story. It was from this cottage that the famed rebel Michael Dwyer fought the encircling British. One of Dwyer’s compatriots, Samuel McAllister, drew fire upon himself and was killed. This allowed Dwyer to make good his escape over the snow-covered mountains.

The cottage was later destroyed by fire and lay in ruins for almost 150 years. It was restored to its original form in the twentieth century. Now, it contains various items of the period – both those that characterised everyday life, such a roasting spit and a churn, and those that only appeared in the throes of combat, such as deadly pikes.

Opening Times

Mid June – Mid September Daily 14:00 – 18:00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Average Length of Visit: 30 minutes

Contact +353 404 45325/45352 for access

Notice

Restricted access for visitors with disabilities

Contact

Derrynamuck
Knockanarrigan
Co. Wicklow
W91 D273

0404 45325/45352

Getting Here

Located 9km south-east of Donard

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Facilities

  • Brochure
  • Car park
  • Exhibition
  • Toilets

Restrictions

  • Limited Access
  • Uneven walkways

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