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Opw - Battle Of The Boyne Visitor Centre

The Battle of the Boyne between King William III and his father-in-law, King James II, was fought on 1 July 1690 (11 July according to our modern calendar). Both kings commanded their armies in person, 36,000 on the Williamite side and 25,000 on the Jacobite side - the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield.

At stake were the English throne, French dominance in Europe and Religious power in Ireland. The Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battlesite. Qualifying schools/ educational visits are permitted FREE of charge.

tel: 041 9809950