27th August 1798
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During the failed Irish Rebellion of 1798, General Humbert was in command of the French Forces who fought the British soldiers in the town of Castlebar.

On August 27th 1798 in Castlebar, County Mayo the battle of Castlebar occured. With a total of 2,000 French troops and Irish rebel, they fought a force of 6,000 British soldiers. It is now known at the "Castlebar Races or The Races of Castlebar". 

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