Hessians in Ireland

The King paid for Hessian (German) troops to fight alongside the British Army in Ireland in 1798. During the Battle of Vinegar Hill on June 21, 1798, Hessians helped to defeat an army of about 20,000 Irish Revolutionaries.

Hessian Dragoons in the Irish Rebellion of 1798
Painted by William Sadler
Image Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland