Battle of the Boyne

Contact Details

Address:
Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre,
Oldbridge House,
Oldbridge,
Drogheda,
Co. Meath.
A92 CY68

Telephone No: +353 41 980 9950
Fax No: +353 41 984 9873
Email: battleoftheboyne@opw.ie
Website: www.battleoftheboyne.ie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/battleoftheboyne

Opening Hours

Open all Year

All groups must be pre-booked

May - September
Daily  09.00 - 17.00

October - April
Daily  09.00 - 16.00

Last admission one hour before closing. 

Grounds:
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times. No cycling on walkways. No fire lighting. No camping. No Barbeques.

Site closes Christmas and New Year

Groups of 10 or more need to book in advance.

Average Length of Visit:
Visitor Centre - 45 minutes. Self Guiding Walks - 1 hour

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.

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00
Free admission to the grounds and Walled Garden (battlesite walkways).

Facilities

Exhibitions, audio-visual presentation (English, Irish, French, German, Italian and Spanish), display of original and replica 17th Century weaponry, laser battlefield model,  walled garden, car & coach parking and Gift Shop.

The garden and Tea Pavillion can be accessed separately to the Visitor Centre, free of charge.

Centre is accessible to visitors with disabilities - including the Pavillion Tea Room and toilet facilities.

Hazard Warning
Canal and river nearby - deep water caution. Uneven terrain in park lands - suitable footwear required. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Restaurant/Tearooms
Capacity 100. Group bookings must be made in advance on +353 41 984 2921

 

 

 

 

 

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 located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battlesite. Access to the Visitor Centre includes access to the formal gardens. Free access to the battlesite and parklands only.

Location:
Exit 9 on the M1 or via Donore Village

Bus Routes:
Bus Eireann Table No. 163 Dublin - Drogheda - Donore

Tours:
All groups of 10 or more people need to pre-book. Optional self guiding walks on Battlesite walkways and Boyne Riverside Walkway. Self guide through Visitor Centre. Length of tour: 45 minutes

Leaflet/Guide Book:
Available in English. Selection of books and postcards available in the Gift Shop.

Seasonal Events:
Programme of year round events is availabel on http://www.battleoftheboyne.ie/

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
Languages: English.