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Battle of the Boyne Site, Oldbridge


Oldbridge Drogheda Meath

The Battle of the Boyne between King William III and his father - in - law, King James II, was fought on 1 July 1690 (11th of July according to our modern calendar). Both kings commanded their armies in person. William had 36,000 men and James had 25,000, 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.

The after effects of the "The Battle of the Boyne" live on in Ireland to this day. The Battle was fought between James II, deposed Catholic King of England, against his nephew and son-in-law, William of Orange, who with Mary, James' daughter, sat on the English throne as Protestant Monarchs.

Visitor Centre Opening Times  

March  -  April

Daily 9.30  -  17.30

May  -  September

Daily 10.00  -  18.00

October  -   February

Daily  9.00  -  17.00

Last admission to Visitor Centre is one hour before closing times above.  Car Park and Main Gate locked one hour after above closing times.

* Please note that the Visitor Centre, Main Gates & Car Park may be closed due to weather conditions.  Please contact the Visitor Centre at 041 980 9950 to avoid disappointment.

* Please note that the Tea Room Pavilion winter opening hours are 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays


  • Visitor Centre
  • Audio Visual Show
  • original and replica 17th Century weaponry displays
  • laser battlefield model
  • Tea Pavillion
  • Toilets
  • walled garden
  • Self guiding walks through parkland and battlesite
  • Partial access for people with disabilities.
  • Deep Water Caution
  • River and Canal adjacent to site.

Audio Visual Presentation:

  • Seating: 51
  • Duration: 13 mins             
  • Languages: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

For further information please visit www.battleoftheboyne.ie

Bus Eireann's Number 163 route bus now drops and collects at the visitor centre leaving Drogheda Bus Station at 11.15am and 2.45pm

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