Dublin Environs Travel Guide

Dublin Environs Sights

King William's Glen

  • Military Site

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

On the northern bank of the River Boyne, King William's Glen is where a portion of King William of Orange's Protestant army hid before the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. They won by surprising the Catholic troops of James II, who were on the southern side, but many of the Protestant–Catholic conflicts in present-day Northern Ireland can be traced to the immediate aftermath of this battle. The site is marked with an orange-and-green sign; part of the site is also incorporated in the nearby, early-19th-century Townley Hall Estate, which has forest walks and a nature trail (the house is not open to the public).

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Published 01/10/2017


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