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Hacketstown.

In County Carlow.

Hacketstown.
 

(Baile Haicéid.)

Is a village in an angle of the county of Carlow and barony of Rathvilly, thirty-two miles south of Dublin, seven miles from Tullow, and fourteen from Carlow

Hacketstown was the scene of bloody conflict on two occasions during the 1798 Rebellion, the first on 25th May the town was attacked by the insergents, a detachment of the Antrim Militia aided by the Yemonary successfully defended the town. The second occured on 25th June, when rebels returning from the Battle of Carlow were ambushed by the yeomanry, more than two hundred and fifty of the rebels were killed.

Today the town is a more peaceful place, many visitors use the excellent guest house accommodation in the town, as a base to explore the Wicklow mountains. The summit of Eagle Hill rising to 297 Meters (975 ft) is only about one mile south of the town, from its peak most of County Carlow can be seen.