The Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre
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This award-winning centre, in County Galway, commemorates a forgotten day of Irish history - the Battle of Aughrim, 'Ireland's Gettysburg' which was fought on 12th July 1691, during the closing stages of the Williamite-Jacobite War.
The Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre is located in the heart of Aughrim village (GPS: 53.3042° N, 8.3167° W) between Ballinasloe and Loughrea. It is just off the R446, and visitors should take exit 15 on the M6 if travelling on the Galway-Dublin Motorway.
Travel back in time at the Battle of Aughrim visitor Centre and relive one of Europe’s most historic battles that changed the course of Irish history. Discover how three rival European Kings- William of Orange, James II, and Louis XIV- took hold of Ireland in their struggle for power with over 45,000 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 event of the the Williamite War such as the Battle of the Boyne, the sieges of Athlone and Limerick, and the Flight of the Wild Geese.
The Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre offers: • an interactive exhibition and display of artefacts, • Tea and coffee, • WiFi, • Toilet facilities, • Free parking, • Children’s playground, • Self-guided tour of the battlefield, and guided tours on request. Tours and Groups welcome!