Battle Of Aughrim Centre
Travel back in time at the award winning Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre and Battlefield Trail. Re-live one of Europe’s most historic battles that changed the course of not just Irish history but the History of Europe as well.
Discover how three rival European Kings (William of Orange, James II and LouisXIV) took hold of Ireland in their struggle for power with over 35,000 soldiers gathering at Aughrim in 1691, in what proved to be the defining battle of the Williamite War in Ireland. Learn about the Battle of Aughrim in relation to the other major events of the Williamite War such as the Battle of the Boyne, the sieges at Athlone and Limerick and the Flight of the Wild Geese.
Undertake the Battlefield Trail to uncover the dramatic story of one of Europe’s bloodiest Battles still evident in today’s peaceful landscape.
Opening hours: June/July/August
Hours of Opening Tuesday to Saturday – 10.30 am. to 4.30 pm
Sundays - 2.00 pm. to 5.00 pm.
Tel: 09096 73939 or 087 6844 253 (Off-season)
Located in the village of Aughrim between Ballinasloe and Loughrea (7 km from Ballinasloe & 22 km from Loughrea). Just off the N6 & Exit 15 M6, Dublin Galway Motorway.
Request bus stop: see Bus Eireann www.buseireann.ie for timetables (Route 20 – Galway to Dublin).
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