Battle site visitors’ centre gets planning permission

The BBC report that Meath County Council have granted planning permission for the Irish Government’s Office of Public Works’s application to build a visitors’ facility and associated works at the site of the Battle of the Boyne, previously announced in May 2005, although I’ve had trouble tracking down the actual plans. According to the May 2005 press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the scheme is to cost an estimated €15 million over three years and, as noted in the BBC report, they hope to increase the number of visitors from the current 25,000 per year to 100,000 per year.