Old Drogheda Society
A hard look at
The Battle of the Boyne 1690
Dr. Harman Murtagh
Donegans Monasterboice Inn
Friday September 18th 2015
Followed by Dinner
Hear an expert bring it to life and explain how it changed Irish and European history forever. The people, the confusion, the uniforms, the mistakes and what really happened.
The Battle of the Boyne, which was fought in 1690, is commemorated on both sides of the divide that stands between Northern Ireland under British Sovereignty and the Southern Republic of Ireland. This was not a religious battle but a political one. There was indeed a religious aspect but this only played a minor role.
Dr Harman is a former senior lecturer and current Visiting Fellow at Athlone Institute of Technology, he is a recognised expert on Irish Military History. Dr Murtagh is President of the Military History Society of Ireland/Irish Commission for Military History and a Vice President of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlements.
Lecture and 3 course meal €25
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Monasterboice Inn on
The Monasterboice Inn was the home of Thomas Sarsfield, once the Innkeeper at Monasterboice, who may have been a relative of the famous Irish General, Patrick Sarsfield.
Both the retiring Jacobite Army and the advancing Williamites passed near Monasterboice on their march to the Boyne.