WhereBattle of the Boyne Visitor Centre Oldbridge House Drogheda Meath
Those involved in the Battle of the Boyne and the Jacobite-Williamite War in Ireland played a defining role in Irish history. The OPW Battle of the Boyne website has a guide to assist members of the public who are beginning a search of their ancestor’s participation during this period.
Because of the significance of the War and the Battle of the Boyne in particular, many records and accounts were recorded on both sides. From 1688 to1691, soldiers from many nationalities were present here in Ireland. Over 60,000 troops were at the Battle of the Boyne with over twelve nationalities represented. Many Irish soldiers left Ireland to fight on the Continent after the War and some records of these ‘Wild Geese’ are also available.