Battle of the Boyne
The Battle of the Boyne was fought at Oldbridge on July 1st, 1690 between King William III and his father-in-law, King James II. At stake were the English throne, French dominance of Europe and power in Ireland. Oldbridge House is now a centre for the presentation of the battle and part of the battle site in the grounds of Oldbridge Estate has been developed. Extensive battle site walks now exist linking with the adjacent Boyne Canal tow-path and Greenway. Living history black powder musket firing and cavalary demonstrations take place every Sunday and Bank Holidays in June, July and August.
Just 15 minutes from Slane village, this is another must-see location in the Boyne Valley. For further information on upcoming events visit www.battleoftheboyne.ie