The award-winning Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre near Ballinasloe and Loughrea, Co Galway, commemorates a forgotten day of Irish history - the Battle of Aughrim, 'Ireland's Gettysburg'. Here, you can travel back in time to the Battle of Aughrim 1691 and relive one of Europe’s most historic battles (in what proved to be the defining battle of the Williamite War in Ireland). 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 this was the ultimate battle that changed the course of Irish history.
The Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre offers an interactive exhibition and display of artefacts about the Battle of Aughrim in relation to other major events 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.
Also, a free App AUGHRIM TOURS GALWAY to enrich your visit of the sites is available to download.
• 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!
Adult: €5.00, Student /Senior: €4.00; Child under 12: €3.00; Family ( 2 adults + 3 children under 12): €12.00. Special rates for groups.
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ACCESS BY CAR
Off the R446, and visitors should take exit 15 on the M6 if travelling on the Galway-Dublin Motorway. (GPS: 53.3042° N, 8.3167° W)
The Battle of Aughrim is also the name of a famous traditional Irish tune, performed here by the Chieftains:
Aughrim, Ballinasloe Co. Galway, Ireland
+353 90 9673939