Battle of Boyne exhibition launched at Lisburn Museum

Pictured at 'The Boyne' Exhibition in the Lisburn Museum are: (l-r) Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee;  Dr Jonathan Mattison; the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett; and Philip Simpson dressed as King William.
Pictured at 'The Boyne' Exhibition in the Lisburn Museum are: (l-r) Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee; Dr Jonathan Mattison; the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett; and Philip Simpson dressed as King William.

Alderman Paul Porter, the chairman of the council’s Leisure and Community Development Committee, hosted a reception in Lisburn Museum to open a special exhibition to mark the 325th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.

A special feature of the display is the museum’s first showing of an original etching printed in 1691 showing the battle in progress. It is the work of Theodor Maas, a Dutch artist employed by William III and recently acquired by the museum.

The museum’s Battle of the Boyne exhibition continues until the end of August. It is open to the public with free admission Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.00pm.

Pictured at ‘The Boyne’ Exhibition in the Lisburn Museum are from left, Alderman Paul Porter, Dr Jonathan Mattison; the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett; and Philip Simpson, dressed as King William.