Battle of the Boyne
Opening all Year
All groups must be pre-booked
March - April Daily 09.30 - 17.30
May - Sept. Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Oct. - Feb. Daily 09.00 - 17.00
Last admission one hour before closing.
Grounds: Dogs are welcome but must be on leads at all times. No cycling on walkways. No fire lighting. No camping.
Site closes Christmas and New Year
Groups of 10 or more need to book in advance.
Average Length of Visit: Visitor Centre - 1 hour. 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 041 980 9950 before commencing your journey to avoid disappointment and for up-to-date information. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Free admission to the grounds (battlesite walkways).
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 and coach parking. 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.
Caution - deep water.
Restaurant/Tearooms: The Tearoom Pavilion at the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is opening on April 1st 2011 under new management. 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: The Visitor Centre is located on the South bank of the River Boyne, 4km north of Donore Village off the M1 Motorway and L21.
Bus Routes: N/A
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: 1 hour
Available in English. Selection of books and postcards for sale in Pavillion tearooms.
Seasonal Events: For up to date Living History detailsand other events visit www.battleoftheboyne.ie 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)
Duration: 15 minutes