Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre

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The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House in Meath, the site of a famous historic battle in the 17th century.

Visitors to the centre will discover the story of this infamous historic battle between two kings that occurred on 1 July 1690 (or 11 July, according to our modern calendar). At this battle site on the banks of the River Boyne, two rival monarchs, King James II and his son-in-law William III, clashed violently with fearful consequences. 

Both kings commanded their armies in person. William had 36,000 troops and James had 25,000, the largest number of soldiers ever deployed on an Irish battlefield. At stake were the British throne, French dominance in Europe and religious power in Ireland, making it a significant chapter in Irish history.

Today the modern visitor centre is located in the restored Oldbridge House. The nearby Townley Hall Woods Trail takes visitors through King William's Glen where the Williamite troops were ultimately victorious at the Battle of the Boyne. Optional self-guided walks are available through the core battle site and Oldbridge Estate.

Facilities Optional self-guiding walks on the Battle site walkways and Boyne Riverside Walkway. Self-guide through Visitor Centre. 
Length of tour: 1 hour
Leaflet/Guide Book: Available in English. Selection of books and postcards for sale in Pavillion tearooms.
Seasonal Events: For up to date Living History details and other events visit for updates.
Photography/ Filming: No photography or video allowed in Visitor Centre. Permission to photograph or video must be sought directly through site.
Additional Information: Audio Visual Presentation (English, Irish, French, German, Italian and Spanish) Seating: 51; Duration: 15 minutes
Opening Times  Please check our facebook page for the latest information
Admission Fees:  Adult €4 | Group/senior €3 | Child €2 | Family €10 (Groups of 10 or more are advised to book in advance).
Access The Visitor Centre is located on the South bank of the River Boyne, 4km north of Donore Village off the M1 Motorway and L21. No bus routes are available.

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Address Oldbridge, Co. Meath, Ireland
Phone +353 41 9809950
Parish(es) Donore (Meath) Ireland XO
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Tourist Attraction