Heritage Sites/Centres & Battle Sites
The Centre commemorates the key Williamite victory of July 1691, which saw 45,000 soldiers from across Europe join in battle at this site. St Ruth, the Jacobite commander, made his stand here after retreating from Athlone, but was outflanked and he died early in the battle. 7,000 Jacobite troops were killed, many as they fled, and the back of Jacobite resistance in Ireland was broken.
Exhibits explain the background to the war in England ’s Glorious Revolution (1688), and its aftermath, with the departure of the Wild Geese from Ireland .
Battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre
June-September guided tours available
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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,
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.cheap christian louboutin shoes replica Christian Louboutin Shoes USA christian louboutin replica shoes cheap
A Norman fortification and stronghold of the Butler family, in 1599 the earl of Essex took the castle following a three day siege and in 1650 it surrendered to Cromwell’s forces. It was used as a military barracks as recently as the Civil War.
Mid October to February: Daily 09.30 – 16.30
March to Mid June: Daily 09.30 – 17.30
Mid June to August; Daily 09.00 – 18.30
September to Mid October: Daily 09.30 – 17.30knockoff red bottom Cheap Christian Louboutin cheap loubiton knockoff
One of the largest military forts in Ireland, the construction of this fort commenced in 1677 on the site of a medieval castle, which had itself been occupied by Spanish forces in 1601. The star shaped Charles Fort saw fighting soon after its construction when it was besieged by the Williamite general the Duke of Marlborough . It was also the scene of fighting during the Civil War.
Mid March to October: 10.00am to 6.00pm
November to Mid March: Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm , weekdays by arrangement.
Admission charged with regular guided tours.
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The centre’s exhibitions include a section on the War of Independence and Civil War, and a display on the life of Major John MacBride, an officer in the Irish Brigade during the Boer War who was later executed for his part in the 1916 Rising. The centre also holds a small collection of papers relating to the Westport battalion of the IRA during the War of Independence.
Clew Bay Heritage Centre,
April, May and October: Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm
June to Sept: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
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Built in 1500 this castle was captured by the Spanish in the winter of 1601, during the Battle of Kinsale; it was used to house captured American sailors during the American Revolution. Known locally as the ‘French Prison’ after 54 French prisoners burned to death here in 1747.
April to June: Tueday to Sunday – 10.00am-6.00pm
June to October: Daily 10.00am-6.00pm.
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Built in the 1400s this castle became the chief seat of the powerful O’Donnell clan. After the flight of the earls the O’Donnell lands were granted to the Brooke family, who successfully defended the castle during the 1641 rebellion and the Jacobite wars.
Easter – Mid September: Daily, 10:00 – 18:00
Mid September – Easter: Thursday to Monday, 09.30 – 16.30
Last Admission: 45 minutes before closing. Average Length of Visit: 45 mins. – 1 hourfake christian louboutin Cheap Christian Louboutin shoes replica christian laboutin
Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1588 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground.
June to September 1st: Daily 10am – 5.30pm
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This twelfth century castle contains a restored eighteenth century barracks featuring exhibition and visitor facilities.
Open for guided tours.
22nd May to 24th September 2014: Daily 10.00 to 18.00
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In the aftermath of the defeat of the 1798 rebellion United Irishman Michael Dwyer began a three year guerrilla campaign in the Wicklow Mountains. Surrounded by British troops he fled this cottage in 1799; today it features an exhibition on the period.
Dwyer McCallister Cottage
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