Entradas para Armada 1588 : Naufragio y Supervivencia

El 12 de marzo 2024 en Madrid se realizará una proyección de la película Armada 1588: Naufragio y Supervivencia  a las 12:00 en el Cuartel General de la Armada, C/Juan de Mena, 7, 28014 Madrid.  Se puede obtener entradas gratuitas para este evento aquí.


Tickets for Armada 1588 : Naufragio y Supervivencia

On 12th March 2024 a screening of the documentary film Armada 1588 : Naufragio y Supervivencia (Armada 1588 : Shipwreck & Survival) will take place at 12:00 midday at the Cuartel General de la Armada, C/Juan de Mena, 7, 28014 Madrid.  Click on the button below for free tickets to this event.


Spanish Armada Visitor Centre Closes for Winter

Visitor Centre in Grange Now Open


the Armada

will take place between 14-17 September 2023 at Streedagh and Grange. Details on the programme can be found in our Festival section. Here is a short video from last year's event. 

Captain Francisco de Cuéllar

A new book on the life of Captain Francisco de Cuéllar, hero of the Spanish Armada who was shipwrecked at Streedagh Beach in Sligo and lived to tell the tale, has recently been published.

It tells the story, not only of the dramatic events at Streedagh in September 1588, but also of his life before and after these events. Bearing in mind his ability to survive against the odds during the months he spent on the run in Ireland, there’s no doubt but that the rest of his life, largely unknown until now, will make for fascinating reading.

Congratulations to author Francis Kelly on what is sure to be a highly interesting read.

Captain Francisco de Cuéllar: The Armada, Ireland and the Wars of the Spanish Monarch, 1578-1606 is now available online at https://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2020/captain-cuellar/ and in all good bookshops.

Spanish Armada Film now on sale

Armada 1588 : Shipwreck & Survival – a film on the story of Spanish Armada Captain Francisco de Cuéllar, shipwrecked in Sligo in 1588, is now on sale. Download from Vimeo page by clicking here for English or Spanish versions.

All proceeds from the film help us maintain the Spanish Armada story and keep our Visitor Centre open to the public.

Spanish Armada Visitor Centre

The Spanish Armada Visitor Centre is located at the Old Courthouse in Grange, Co. Sligo and provides a fascinating insight into the area’s Armada past.

It includes artefacts and replicas from the wrecks of three Spanish Armada ships at Streedagh Beach in Sligo in September 1588.

A visit here includes the screening of a half hour documentary programme on the life of Armada survivor Captain Francisco de Cuéllar.

The Courthouse, Grange, Sligo, Ireland

We are now closed until 2024 for individual visits. However, group visit can be arranged by prior appointment via email to info@spanisharmadaireland.com.