Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre - Donore, County Meath
An historic visitor centre near Donore in County Meath
In 1690 King William III clashed with his father-in-law, King James II, on the River Boyne at Oldbridge, County Meath. Both kings commanded their armies in person. There were 36,000 men on the Williamite side and 25,000 on the Jacobite side. It was the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield.
At stake were the British throne, French dominance in Europe and religious power in Ireland. William was victorious and the continent was changed forever.
On the battleground itself, in a recently restored eighteenth-century house, now stands the Battle of the Boyne visitor centre. The centre contains original weapons and a laser model of the battlefield. It is a treasure trove for anyone who wants to find out more about this pivotal episode in Irish and European history.
Directions to Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
Take exit 9 on the M1 or 3km North of Donore Village.
Sat Nav: 53.722910, -6.414290
Please Note: Picture is courtesy of photographic unit of the department of environment, heritage and local government.
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