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Heritage Week Events


Free of charge


12/08/2023 - 20/08/2023


Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre – Oldbridge Estate

Musket firing display

National Heritage Week is an initiative from the Heritage Council, which celebrates Ireland’s natural, built, and cultural heritage.

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Living Heritage’, which encompasses the rituals, traditions and knowledge passed from generation to generation which over time define a community’s culture and history.

Saturday 12th August.
In keeping with Heritage Week 2023’s theme of traditions and skills, the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre's living history displays will include an Irish Coin maker, a Musketeer, a 17th-century Barber Surgeon and Drill Sergeant, who will be looking for some young new recruits. At 2pm there will also be a Battle site Walk, weather permitting.
Displays from 11am to 4pm in the Visitor Centre.

Sunday 13th August
An OPW Guide will deliver a new tour on 17th Century Field Medicine. Starting at 2pm from the Visitor Centre.

Sunday 20th August
Continuing the theme displays will include, a Musketeer, Barber Surgeon, Candlemaker and Drill Sergeant. At 2pm there will also be a Battle site Walk, weather permitting.
Displays from 11am to 4pm in the Visitor Centre.

At 2pm on Sunday 20th August an OPW Guide will deliver yet another new tour on the weapons and uniforms of the Battle of the Boyne starting from the Visitor Centre.

As in previous years, the OPW is also offering free admission on the first Saturday of Heritage Week, 12 August, to all OPW sites that are normally fee-paying.

Please wear suitable footwear for uneven terrain for any tours that take place on the parklands.


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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