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ABOUT MOTHER’S DAY Mothers’s Day in the USA and many other countries (Australia, New Zealand, India) is observed on the second Sunday in May.   It was established firstly as a secular holiday to celebrate and honour one’s own mother (it’s officially Mother’s Day, not Mothers’ Day) – but has evolved to include motherhood in general, […]

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Battle Of The Boyne Weapons

The standard musket, particularly in the Jacobite army, was still the matchlock. The Williamite English infantry regiments had as many-or perhaps more-of the newer flintlock weapons, called firelocks, fusils or fusees. The French Huguenot infantry regiments were armed entirely with flintlocks, as were most, if not all, of the Danes. The Williamite cavalry carbines were […]

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Battle Of Boyne Walk

Please click on the following link to view a Walkways Map which you can save and print off for your next visit: Walkways Map Optional self guiding walks are available through the core battle site and Oldbridge Estate.  Use of these walks are free of charge.  Parking is available in the Main Car Park. Several orientation […]

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Battle Of The Boyne Quotes

My life is passed in making bad jokes and seeing them turn into true prophecies.” ― G.K. Chesterton, Irish Impressions “A religion is not the church a man goes to but the cosmos he lives in; and if any sceptic forgets it, the maddest fanatic beating an Orange drum about the Battle of the Boyne is a […]

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Battle of the boyne quiz

Wee Bazza’s BIG Boyne Quiz: How much do you really know? Barry Hilton – The bi-partizan subculture has blighted Scottish society for too long and reduced a fascinating period of British history to an atavistic war between two (or is it four?) football teams. So, in an attempt to engage my countrymen in a challenge to […]

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Battle of The Boyne Poem

ON THE MORNING of May 6, 2008, the day that Bertie Ahern tendered his resignation to the President of Ireland, he attended another ‘historic’ occasion. This, his last official function as Taoiseach, was shared with Dr Ian Paisley, First Minister of Northern Ireland, in company with troops of Orangemen, Apprentice Boys, and the usual thirsty crowd […]

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Battle Of The Boyne Park 2020

Irish American millionaire James Delaney performs the sod-turning ceremony for the Boyne Park of National Heritage. The Boyne Park of National Heritage lies on a 30 acre site straddling both sides of the River Boyne. Irish-American millionaire James Delaney from Texas purchased the site on 12 July 1983 for £48,000. At a cost of £3 million he […]

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Battle of boyne parade

Twelfth of July parades have taken place in 18 locations across Northern Ireland. Tens of thousands attended, marking the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. King William III – the Dutch-born Protestant better known as William of Orange or King Billy – defeated the Catholic King James II in County Meath in July 1690. On 12 […]

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Battle of the boyne never happened

Like any false flag event, in order to examine it objectively you must forget everything you have been told about it. For instance forget that the pope supported King William. He didn’t. Forget even that this was a ‘battle’. It wasn’t. You must set this event called the ‘Battle of the Boyne’ in the context […]

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Battle of the boyne medal

The 1690 Battle of Boyne in modern-day Ireland was a turning point in King James I’s failed attempt to reclaim the throne. A silver medal honoring the event shows the victorious King William and realized £6,240 ($9,642 U.S.), nearly double its low estimate of £3,500, during the Sept. 23 auction by A.H. Baldwin & Sons […]

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Battle of the boyne monument

Three granite stones from an ill-fated monument built in 1736 to celebrate King William’s victory at the battle of the Boyne have gone on display in Belfast. The monument, which once stood on the grassy slopes of the Boyne River, was destroyed in an explosion in May 1923. It is believed the structure was blown […]