Battle of The Boyne. Co. Meath
Visitor Centre open 10:00 – 16:30
Walled Garden open 10:00 – 17:30
Public Toilets open 10:00 – 17:00
Tea Pavilion open for outdoor dining only. Takeaway Service available .
Entrance Gate to the Oldbridge Estate closed at 17:00, Exit Gate closed at 19:00 sharp.
Battle of the Boyne
On 1 July 1690 (Old Style), 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.
Open all Year
Groups of 10 or more need to book in advance.
Last admission 1 hour before closing.
Average Length of Visit: Visitor Centre – 45 minutes. Self Guiding Walks – 1 hour
Site closes Christmas and New Year
Please note that Visitors to the site who may require special assistance or those with mobility issues should contact the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre directly on +353 41 980 9950 in advance of their visit
Grounds: Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times. No cycling on walkways. No fire lighting. No camping. No Barbeques.
During the winter season, the Visitor Centre may not open due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of bad weather, please phone +353 41 980 9950 before commencing your journey to avoid disappointment and for up-to-date information. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Canal and river nearby – deep water caution. Uneven terrain in park lands – suitable footwear required.
- Audio Visual Show
- Gift Shop
- Guided tours
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet.
Exit 9 on the M1 or via Donore Village.
- Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre