Oldbridge Estate/Battle of the Boyne Visitors Centre

Oldbridge Estate/Battle of the Boyne Visitors Centre

Oldbridge Estate/Battle of the Boyne Visitors Centre

Oldbridge Estate/Battle of the Boyne Visitors Centre
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chrisamireland
ireland9 contributions
Lovely walks
Jun 2021 • Family
A lovely place, with lovely walks, a walled garden and a nice cafe. Note part of the (lovely) looped canal walk takes you out on a busy road without a pavement, which was nerve wracking with a toddler and dog. This was the only downside.
Written 12 June 2021
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stephen a
Newtownards, UK1,319 contributions
Battle of the Boyne
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great visitor's centre if you wish to see what transpired in 1690. It is spread a vast area and museum in the large house along with aiou short video. A lot of the picnic tables have disappeared. Maybe because of the virus. There is great walks around the centre and the general public use it for jogging, walking their dogs etc. Must see if you are in the area
Written 22 September 2020
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Gearoid O O
Athlone, Ireland618 contributions
Brings the Battle of the Boyne into Context
Aug 2020
Despite some restrictions as a result of Covid 19 this centre is well worth a vist for anyone who is interested in Irish history and more especially the Williamite and Jacobite Wars of the 1690s.

The quality of the display is first class, and the final audio-visual presentation which takes place in a 50 seat, extremely comfortable theatre, is outstanding. As is the weapons display in the yard.

The estate itself is breathtaking and obviously a favourite place for locals taking a walk. The walled-garden is beautifully kept.
Written 17 August 2020
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louise f
Drogheda, Ireland85 contributions
Very rude manager.
Aug 2020 • Friends
Went here this morning and can't believe the rudeness of the staff. To be honest all the employees looked miserable. Manager could do with ditching her ineffective visor and wear a mask like the rest of her staff.
Perhaps the OPW should retender for a company to run the cafe who want customers.
Written 16 August 2020
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J.P
5 contributions
Decent little hour out
Aug 2020
During the Covid-19 outbreak, the museum is still open but a lot of it is closed off. The museum is free to go into because of this so I guess it’s reasonable enough. The small theatre was incredibly spaced out and had only about 8 out 80 available, which I found was a bit stupid. Luckily we brought our own food because the cafe had ridiculous prices. The museum and theatre were good enough for what they were worth. Sadly, the gift shop was closed which I found was a bit silly but whatever. Also, I think there were way too little attractions out near the battlefield itself. So while there’s definitely room for improvement, you should book the museum for free while you still can. Just don’t keep your expectations too high.
Written 14 August 2020
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janeos2015
County Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Oldbridge badly served by Brambles Cafe
Jul 2020
The Oldbridge Estate is absolutely beautiful, a gorgeous place for a walk, even on a windy day. But it is badly served by the Brambles Cafe and so were we.

Aside from the unfriendly service, the prices were inflated and the sandwiches just awful. It's hard to get a chicken and stuffing sandwich wrong but they managed it and charged us €5.80 for the result.

Social-distancing restrictions were in place but Covid-19 surface cleaning seemed lackadaisical. I don't know how often the tender for this comes up but the OPW can and should do better. Oldbridge deserves a cafe worthy of the high standard of the rest of the estate.
Written 5 July 2020
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Kevin O'Sullivan
Drogheda, Ireland1 contribution
Outrageous prices no excuse
Jul 2020 • Family
Oldbridge is so beautiful, amazing place. Let down by the ludicrous, outrageous prices in the Brambles Cafe. Today we had 3 x 500ml bottles soft drink, 1 x cookie. 1 x small bag of crisps and 1 x sausage roll wrapped in cling film. €17.30!! Inexcusable
Written 2 July 2020
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Sandra R
Dunleer, Ireland4 contributions
Disappointing experience
Jun 2020 • Friends
I visited Oldbridge cafe today, a cafe I have been to on several occasions whilst out cycling. Today I paid €3.10c for a mediocre Americano in a paper cup, served by staff that weren't very friendly, a trend that I have noticed on the occasions I have been there before. I do realise the current climate of working in the service industry during a pandemic is challenging, but for a tourist site that welcomes many visitors, I would expect higher standard of service & quality.
Written 20 June 2020
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Meadhbh O’Connel
3 contributions
Great place
Mar 2020
Great place to go for a run or even just a walk. Really big fields perfect for anyone looking to get outside
Written 6 April 2020
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MPMKM
Ridgeland, SC448 contributions
Pivotal History
Mar 2020
An interesting battlefield museum and beautiful grounds. This is where Irish and English History were influenced for centuries to come.
Written 19 March 2020
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