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Redwater (Irish translation: Uisce Dearg) is a fictional village situated in Ireland which sits on two noted tourist links. It is the setting of Kat Moon and Alfie Moon's spinoff show, Kat & Alfie: Redwater.

From the time of the Great Famine of the mid-1840s onwards, the village has experienced a small level of emigration. In history, Redwater is known to be the site of the second battle of the French force of General Humbert in the 1798 Rebellion who quickly seized the village. The village was also the site of the one of the last last land battles of the rebellion on 26 September 1798 when the British army defeated a rebel Irish force in Redwater."

History[]

Redwater was originally a monastic settlement, reputedly founded in the 6th century. Redwater achieved an urban character at some point between 915 and 922 when Norseman (Viking) settlers founded a trading port. It has been proposed that Redwater was an important trading centre in the global Scandinavian trade network. The ecclesiastical settlement continued alongside the Viking longphort, with two developing a type of symbiotic relationship; the Norsemen providing otherwise unobtainable trade goods for the monastery, and perhaps also military aid.

The village's charter was granted by Prince John, as Lord of Ireland, in 1210. The village was once fully walled...

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