The Registry, McKee Barracks, Dublin 7.


353-(0)1-677 7853


Boyne Valley Site

Long Business Description

The site of the famous battle in July 1690, when King James II and King William III led over 60,000 men into battle against each other. Jame's Jacobite army hoped to cut off the Williamite advance towards Dublin but were outflanked and forced to retreat, without fighting a major engagement. Hence losses on both sides were relatively light, with about 1,000 Jacobites and 500 Williamites killed. The presence of both James and William at the battle and its subsequent adoption as the central festival of the Orange Order have made it possibly the best known military encounter in Irish history. However it was less strategically important than the Williamite victory at Aughrim a year later.

The battle site has developed as a historical site.

Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre,
Co. Meath.

Opening Times (Open All Year)
March to April: Daily 9.30 - 16.30
May to September: Daily 10.00 - 17.00
October to February: Daily 9.00 - 16.00
Car Park and Main Gate locked one hour after above closing times.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 (0) 41 980 9950
Business Fax
+353 (0) 41 984 9873