The Battle of Aughrim
The Battle of Aughrim was the decisive battle of the Williamite War in Ireland. It was fought between the Irish Jacobite army who were loyal to James II and the forces of William III. It is considered one of Europe's most historic battle and involved over 45,000 soldiers.
The battle occurred on 12th July 1691 near the village of Aughrim in County Galway, Ireland. It was the bloodiest battle of fought on Irish soil and over 7000 people were killed.
The Jacobite defeat at Aughrim effectively ended James' campaign in Ireland.
Today the site where the battle was fought can be visited, and there are many information points around the area which detail this historic battle. There is also a visitor's centre offering a fascinating look into the battle and it's relation to the Battle of The Boyne, the sieges of Athlone and Limerick, and the Fight of the Wild Geese.
Visit the website HERE.