The construction of a tulach or burial mound, as a place of connection between the world of the living and the "other world" was common in ancient Ireland. The United Irishmen's uprising of 1798, fuelled by the revolutionary example of the United States and France, took place at Oulart Hill. Victory led to the establishment of the fledgling Wexford Republic; defeat at Vinegar Hill three weeks later, on the summer solstice, June 21st, marked its eclipse. Tulach a' tSolais, was built to commemorate the bicentenary of this rebellion and is the product of dynamic collaboration between the sculpture Michael Warren and Dr. Ronald Tallon.
Tulach a' tSolais Committee Co. Wexford