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The Trial of Billy Byrne of Ballymanus

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Billy Byrne was one of the most romantic figures of the 1798 rebellion. His monument in front of the courthouse in which he was tried in Wicklow symbolises the noble figure of folklore. But just what was his role in the rebellion? Shortly after this trial in 1799 an edited version of the transcript was published in Dublin. Now for the first time, in almost 200 years, that transcript is re-issued to give a wider readership an opportunity to judge for themselves Byrne’s role in the rebellion