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DOMHNAIGH -- On March 20, 1780, Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon's Irish Legion, was born in Co. Wexford. He was active in the 1798 Rising in Wexford and fought all its major battles, right through the rebels' climactic defeat at Vinegar Hill.
(Right: The banner of Napoleon's Irish Legion.)
He escaped to the hills and served with Michael Dwyer until the failure of the rising l…
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