Visit the Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre in Galway

More than 5,000 men killed in four hours. The most electrifying battle in Irish military history. The decisive battle of the Williamite War in Ireland! Come to the enthralling Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre in Co. Galway and immerse yourself in one of the most extraordinary military events in Ireland’s checkered history. On 12th July (equivalent to 25th July in the modern calendar) 1691, approximately 35,000 troops from eight European nations made up the opposing forces of William of Orange and King James II who went head-to-head just outside Aughrim village as part of the wider struggle for the throne of England. It resulted in the highest loss of life in any single battle on Irish soil.

What are the opening times?

The museum is open Tuesdays through to Saturdays from 10:30 to 16:30, and Sundays from 14:00 to 17:00. Unfortunately, it is closed on Mondays.

Immerse yourself in the combat through the gripping Battle of Aughrim video, which places you at the heart of the battlefield: hearing gunshots, seeing casualties fall, feeling the fear/tension of those soldiers. This vivid, pulsating re-telling of the story of one of Ireland’s most pivotal battles brings it to life and makes it feel real. You’ll also get a very unique insight into the gripping Battle of Aughrim through their detailed Battlefield Diorama with model soldiers. This, coupled with expert commentary from their enthusiastic tour guides, gives you a 3D experience of the difficult terrain and tactics used by both sides.

  • Child (under 12) – €3.00
  • Adult – €5.00
  • Family – €15.00
  • Senior – €4.00
  • Group – €4.00
  • Student – €4.00

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