The Irish Rebellion
The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice. And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them. (2 Samuel 22:14-15, KJV)
The Irish Rebellion broke out in 1798. The Society of United Irishmen began a rebellion designed to oust the British from Ireland forever. The French Revolutionary Government decided to send help to the Irish because both countries hated the English. The French put together a navy and well over 10,000 soldiers and set sail for Ireland in what they termed the Expedition d’Irlande. The expedition was able to anchor near Ireland, but terrible storms prevented it from giving any support or landing any troops. With many ships at the bottom of the sea from storms and a few captured by the British, the remainder of the French fleet returned to France. The Irish Rebellion was crushed by the British at the Battle of Vinegar Hill, and God’s Hand was clearly seen in preserving the British Isles and confounding Revolutionary France.