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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre – Oldbridge Estate

Where two kings fought for Europe’s future

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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre – Oldbridge Estate

Where two kings fought for Europe’s future

See all opening times


Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00
Free admission to the grounds and Walled Garden (battlesite walkways).
Free self-guided admission into the Exhibition for a limited time only.

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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
Oldbridge House
Co. Meath
A92 CY68

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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre – Oldbridge Estate

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.

Opening Times

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



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.

Hazard Warning
Canal and river nearby – deep water caution. Uneven terrain in park lands – suitable footwear required.

Seasonal Opening Times

January - April

Daily 9:00 – 16:00

May – September 

Daily 10:00 – 17:00

October – December

Daily 09:00 – 16:00


Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
Oldbridge House
Co. Meath
A92 CY68

041 980 9950

Getting Here

Exit 9 on the M1 or via Donore Village

Obelisk Bridge Closure Notice.

Jon’s Civil Engineering Company Ltd on behalf of Louth Co. Co. are to carry out extensive rehabilitation works to the Obelisk Bridge on the L16014 over the coming next 10 months, from 21 August 2023.
Louth Co. Co. have arranged for a road closure.
The proposed date for closing the bridge/road is Monday 21 of August. Please note that the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre and the Oldbridge Estate will be open as normal – access only via M1 Exit 9 or through the Signed Diversion Route through the Town of Drogheda.
Bus information:
TFI Local Link Route 188 Athboy to Drogheda will make getting around Meath and Louth by bus even easier. Route 188 will
operate 8 times per day, 7 days a week – creating a new connection to Kentstown and Duleek. Route 188 will provide improved
access to Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) and the Battle of the Boyne as well as improved connectivity to regional bus services and
hospitals in both Drogheda and Navan.

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  • Audio Visual Show
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Card Accepted
  • Coach parking
  • Exhibition
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided tours
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet


  • Dogs on lead


Social Guide

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