Archive for December, 1999

December 17, 1999

The Irish government announced on this day in 1999 that the state had purchased the 550 acre site of the Battle of the Boyne for £9 million. In 1690, forces under rival claimants to the English throne, Catholic King James and Protestant King William, met at the River Boyne near Drogheda and fought. The battleRead more..

December 2, 1999

On this day in 1999, the Good Friday Agreement came into effect. Both British and Irish governments formally notified one another that the necessary arrangements and agreements would be met. This formal ceremony took place on this day at the headquarters for Department of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs Minister David Andrews and Northern Ireland SecretaryRead more..