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Authentic 17th Century Cannons lined up

Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre in Co. Meath

History & Politics

Visit the Site of a Historic Battle of the Williamite War


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 British throne, French dominance in Europe and religious power in Ireland.


The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is set up in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, located on the historic battle site in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. Authentic weapons, both originals and replicas, are on display inside. Access to the Visitor Centre includes access to the formal gardens, featuring a delicate tea pavillion overlooking the Victorian garden. The centre's highlight are the interactive guided tours full of expert knowledge on the battle, the Williamite War, what led up to it and its aftermath.


Nature enthusiasts will find 5km of scenic walking routes around the battle site, where the calm nature around the river Boyne can be enjoyed.


As Brú Ná Bóinne is just a 10-minute drive away, you should definitely consider paying these ancient passage tombs a visit. Newgrange and Knowth are part of the UNESCO world heritage and one of Ireland’s most famous tourist attractions!

Photo Gallery
A family on a tour watch Cannons Firing at the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
Soldiers shooting a 17th Century rifle in a battle field
Actors dressed up with authentic war costumes
 Group tour watching a horse show
Useful Information
Opening Hours


May – September

09.00 – 17.00


October – April

09.00 – 16.00

Duration of Visit

60 minutes approximately.


Meeting Point

Battle of the Boyne, Oldbridge, Drogheda, Co. Meath

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