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  The Battle of Aughrim
The Boyne has been described as one of the decisive battles of the world, for it signalled to Europe defeat for the French and the Jacobites- but it was not the final victory of the War.
Neither was it a battle characterised by the direction of the professional soldier but a magnificent drama portraying the personalities of the two Kings, each of whom caused problems for his own generals.
He had arrived from Spain shortly after the Battle of the Boyne claiming to be a lineal descendent of the ancient kings of Tyrconnell (Donegal) in Ulster.
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  Battle of Aughrim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Aughrim was the decisive battle of the Williamite war in Ireland.
It was fought between the Jacobites and the forces of William III on 12 July 1691, near the village of Aughrim in County Galway.
Thereafter, it was superseded by the battle of the Boyne in commemorations on "the Twelfth" due to the switch to the Gregorian calendar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Aughrim   (1213 words)

 BBC - History - Aughrim 1691   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sixteen miles to the south-west of Athlone, close to the village of Aughrim, Saint-Ruth prepared a set-piece battle on the limestone Galway plain.
Aughrim effectively ended the war in Ireland and on 3 October 1691 the Jacobite commander, Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan, signed the Treaty of Limerick: a century of peace ensued in Ireland.
This Sceptred Isle - Battle of the Boyne
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/ni/aughrim.shtml   (297 words)

 LOCAL TRADITIONS OF THE BATTLE OF AUGHRIM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A photograph of the battlefield of Aughrim; this photograph was taken on 20 September 1942 and is part of the Browne collection at Galway library.
Here he hoped to give battle to the enemy; he would revenge the error of the Boyne, and retrieve the error of Athlone; he may fall in battle with an external halo of honour to surround his name.
The deploying of the regiment from near Aughrim seemed to be rather exposed as immediately the English probed the line at that sector and massed their infantry on it.
www.galwaylibrary.ie /history/chapter76.html   (2608 words)

 News - 16 July 1998
The Battle of Aughrim, which claimed 9,000 lives, took place on July 12 1691 in the old Julian calendar, but that date has been amended to July 22 under the Gregorian calendar.
Aughrim was the final battle in the War of Two Kings - the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William.
One in 60 soldiers was killed in the Battle of the Boyne while one in five was killed in Aughrim, yet the battle at Aughrim does not receive as much attention in the annals of history.
www.galwayadvertiser.ie /news/980716/page9.htm   (272 words)

 Battle Index
Abydos, battle of, 322 B.C. Aclea, battle of, 851 (England)
Adys, siege of, 256 B.C. Adys, battle of, 256 B.C. Aegates Islands, battle of the, 241 BC
Amorgos, battle of, July 322 B.C. Ancyra, battle of, 240 or 239 B.C. Ancre, battle of the, 13-19 November 1916
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 Aughrim: Its Genealogies, Traditions and Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Teige O'Kelly, of Aughrim Castle, married Honora, daughter of Sir William Burke, and was father of Cellach O'Kelly of Aughrim Castle.
On the death of the Countess Marcolini, the O'Kellys of Aughrim became extinct.
After the battle the English did not tarry to bury any of the dead but their own, and left those of the enemy exposed to the fowls of he air, for the country was then so uninhabited that there were not hands to inter them.
www.galwaylibrary.ie /history/chapter35.html   (944 words)

 Battle of Aughrim -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Battle of Aughrim was the decisive battle of the (additional info and facts about Williamite war in Ireland) Williamite war in Ireland.
At first, the Jacobite army led by the (The Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France) French nobleman, the Marquis de Saint-Ruth, seemed to have the advantage.
It meant the effective end of Jacobitism in Ireland, although the city of (Port city in southwestern Ireland) Limerick held out until the autumn of 1691.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_aughrim.htm   (208 words)

 North Atlantic Skyline: The Battle of Aughrim
In 1691, the land east of Aughrim village was waterlogged bogland.
And though in Ireland (particularly north of the border), the battle is seen purely in terms of Catholic versus Protestant, the battle was viewed in Europe as a welcome setback to the expansionary ambitions of Louis XIV who was threatening to overwhelm his neighbouring countries, Catholic and Protestant alike.
That the battle is commemorated at all in the village is due to the tireless work of Martin Joyce, a local teacher whose research led him to create a small museum in his school and later to campaign for a more formal memorial on the battle field.
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 The battle of Aughrim 1691...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
English under the command of the Dutch general Ginkel routed the Jacobites in one of the bloodiest battles in Irish history.
Determined to gain control of the situation, William arrived in Belfast in June 1690 with an army of 36,000 men.
At the battle of the Boyne he defeated the Jacobite force of 25,000 Irish and French troops forcing James to flee Ireland.
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 Hetzler's Fakebook - Battle of Aughrim Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Determined to gain control of the situation, William arrived in Belfast in June 1690 with an army of 36,000 men.
At the battle of the Boyne he defeated the Jacobite force of 25,000 Irish and French troops forcing James to flee Ireland.
English under the command of the Dutch general Ginkel routed the Jacobites in one of the bloodiest battles in Irish history.
www.homestead.com /hetzler/NBAughrim.html   (301 words)

 Entertainment - 23 July 1998
The letter's account of the engagement is an interesting counterpoint to the Kirwan MS account of Aughrim published in the Galway Advertiser last year.
This means that the anniversary of the Battle of Aughrim in 1998 is July 22 New Style, which is July 12 Old Style.
The author of the letter also includes a list of General Ginkel's forces described as "Line of Battle of Aghrim, July the 12th, 1691", with this note: "Of the Enemy Computed to be Kill'd Eight Thousand[.] 25 General Officers and Colonels Kill'd Taken and wounded.
www.galwayadvertiser.ie /ent/980723/page4.htm   (857 words)

 :: An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Plans by the National Roads Authority to build a motorway at the site of the Battle of Aughrim are a cause for concern.
Aughrim in Co. Galway is of both European and Irish significance.
Until genuine answers are forthcoming from the NRA, it is hard to have confidence in the Aughrim motorway scheme.
www.antaisce.org /press?id=897   (903 words)

 A little bit of Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I must have been through there a thousand times over the years, but had never gone into the village and looked around at all.
The co co have done a good job signposting the 7 major battle areas.
The sun was setting and there was an eerie feeling standing on that battlefield..
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 Battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre | Museum/Attraction Review | Middle Shannon | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Using a high-tech three-dimensional audiovisual presentation, this center invites visitors to relive the Battle of Aughrim, on July 12, 1691.
The center, which also houses a bookshop, craft shop, and cafe, is in Aughrim village, adjacent to the actual Aughrim battlefield, which is signposted for visitors.
Aughrim is on the main Dublin-Galway road, about 19km (12 miles) west of the Shannonbridge/Clonmacnois area.
www.frommers.com /destinations/middleshannon/A27242.html   (243 words)

 ECI Volume 11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to Garnham, "The life, and death, of Paul Farrell serve to illustrate at least two of the problems that attended the policing of mid-eighteenth century Dublin" : a corrupt police force and ‘the impotence of authority in the face of a determined crowd’.
Based on the historic battle of 1691, the play is "one of the most popular plays written in Ireland prior to the twentieth century, particularly amongst the lower classes who suffered most grievously from the consequences of the battle".
Ashton’s The Battle of Aughrim is both a "celebration of the Williamite victory" and "a tragedy about the New English who are caught between a desire to be Irish and a loyalty to England".
www.mic.ul.ie /ecis/ECIvolume11.htm   (1595 words)

 After Aughrim's Great Disaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Notes: The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 marked the real end of Jacobite hopes; James II fled to the continent following that battle, the French reduced their already limited commitment, and William III (who had overthrown James) returned to Britain.
Aughrim was a near-fought thing, but when the English won, they won decisively.
The anniversary of Aughrim continues to be a bitter day in Irish memories.
www.csufresno.edu /folklore/ballads/PGa017.html   (266 words)

 Galway Ireland Galway City Ireland Tourist Information Galway Attractions Galway West of Ireland Tourist Attractions ...
Aughrim, Ballinasloe - on the main Galway — Dublin Road.
Relive the bloodiest battle in Irish history fought in a small Connaught village.
Move back in time and place to that fateful day in 1691 through an audio-visual show based on the moving account of Captain Walter Dalton who fought at the Battle of Aughrim.
www.ebookireland.com /galway.htm   (1587 words)

 Construct Ireland -:- Temple Media
As we all know though there's not much An Taisce doesn't know about, particularly when it comes to depriving young couples from rural communities of the opportunity to build their first home because the proposed colour does not blend in with a rock face four miles away.
They have not educated themselves on the Battle of Aughrim and are therefore only in a position to mislead rather than inform.
It is the battle of hearts and minds, not Aughrim, that An Taisce now seriously needs to win.
www.constructireland.ie /news.php?artID=2459   (808 words)

 Ireland.ie: Things to Do Search Results: Single Offer Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The War of the Two Kings was fought between rival monarch's, William of Orange and his deposed Catholic father-in-law, James II.
Aughrim was the ultimate battle of this War.
The Visitor Centre is situated within Aughrim Village on the main Dublin - Galway road, N6.
www.irelan.travel.ie /things_2_do_results_single.asp?sID=849   (250 words)

 Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Grand Orange Lodge
The site of this battle was Kilcommadan or Aughrim Hill - which stretches south-eastward from the ruined castle and village of Aughrim and which forms the western skyline.
Seen in retrospect, the battle of the Boyne must be regarded as decisive, but it was not the end of the war.
The defeated Jacobites were still a fighting force and were still to fight stubbornly before King William could claim victory in Ireland.
www.grandorange.org.uk /history/battle_aughrim.html   (371 words)

 Battle of Aughrim, 1691
The eventful day that was to decide the fate of the town was now drawing nigh.
On the 12th of July, 1691, the hostile armies of the two contending monarchs met on the memorable plains of Aughrim, whence the noise of their cannon might be easily heard at its gates.
It is not our intention to enter into a description of the sanguinary and decisive engagement which here took place: the news of its result was known that night in the town, whither several of the fugitives fled for shelter.
www.galway.net /galwayguide/history/hardiman/chapter6/battle_of_aughrim.html   (434 words)

 N6 road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The planned upgrade of a section of the route outside Galway to motorway standard is a matter of some controversy.
The environmental agency An Taisce has claimed that the National Roads Authority's planned M6 route would be "particularly destructive" in passing the site of the 17th century Battle of Aughrim.
This page was last modified 14:00, 6 September 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/N6   (218 words)

 RTE News - Dispute over M6 route through Aughrim
The environmental group, An Taisce, has claimed the planned M6 motorway will run through the historic Battle of Aughrim site in Co Galway.
The Academy for Heritage maintains the motorway routing is 'deeply alarming' and would be 'extraordinarily insensitive'.
However, the NRA says that steps have been undertaken to avoid any impact to the battle site proper - something it asserts is clear in the Environmental Impact Statement.
www.rte.ie /news/2005/0112/aughrim.html   (164 words)

Aughrim or Aghrim, village, Co. Galway, W central Republic of Ireland.
GAA: MASSIVE BATTLE AT AUGHRIM; LEINSTER SFC Wicklow v Wexford.(Sport) (The Mirror (London, England))
Hurling: Aughrim crowned on Sunday.(Sport) (The Mirror (London, England))
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 Galway Taxi Abby Taxis Executive Travel
Also nearby is the Turoe petting zoo, perfect for families, with a wide selection of animals, and a feeling of community with the countryside.
The battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre tells the story of the deadly battle fought at Aughrim, deciding much of the fate of the country for centuries to come.
Coole Park outside Gort in County Galway was the home of Lady Augusta Gregory, dramatist and co-founder with Edward Martyn and W.B. Years of the Abbey Theatre.
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 Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering in Galway, Ireland
The battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre tells the story of the deadly battle fought at Aughrim.
The Battle of Aughrim Centre is an ideal stop-off on a journey between Dublin and Galway and is located very close to the N6.The centre lies between Ballinasloe and Loughrea in County Galway.
A Norman castle consists of a three-storey tower surrounded by remains of a strong outer wall.
www.stayinireland.com /west/galway   (1130 words)

 Forget Not the Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Williamite War (1688-91) in Ireland was part of James II's effort to regain the throne after William of Orange became King.
The Battle of Aughrim took place on July 12, 1691.
The defeat of James' forces there was the last battle of the Williamite War and led to the Treaty of Limerick that same year.
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 Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II July 12 in History
Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II July 12 in History
Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them...
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