BATTLE OF AUGHRIM INTERPRETATIVE CENTRE

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If you are looking for a historical and cultural attraction in Galway, you have to visit the Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre. This centre tells the story of one of the most important and bloody battles in Irish history, fought on 12th July 1691 between the forces of King William III and King James II.

The Battle of Aughrim was the decisive clash of the Williamite-Jacobite War, a conflict that involved three rival European kings (William of Orange, James II and LouisXIV) and their allies. The battle resulted in over 7,000 casualties, mostly on the Jacobite side, and ended their hopes of restoring James II to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.

The visitor centre, located in the village of Aughrim, offers an interactive and immersive experience that brings the battle to life. You can watch a film that dramatizes a letter written by a Jacobite soldier to his wife before the battle, listen to audio guides that explain the background and consequences of the war, see displays of weapons and uniforms used by both sides, and walk along a trail that follows the key locations and events of the battle.

The Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre is open from June to August, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You can also book a guided tour or a group visit by contacting the centre.

The Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre is a fascinating and educational place to visit for anyone interested in Irish history and heritage. You will learn about a pivotal moment that shaped the fate of Ireland and Europe for centuries to come.

LOCATION

Aughrim Interpretative Centre, Kinnaveelish, Auhgrim, Co. Galway, Ireland

53.302643, -8.318389

Battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre,

GALLERY

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Here’s a review. Why doesn’t someone get over their hysteria and unlock the doors here? Been here 3 times, and it’s never open.

April 12, 2022

Here’s a review. Why doesn’t someone get over their hysteria and unlock the doors here? Been here 3 times, and it’s never open.

Mickey Finn
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