Remembering the Armada Festival 16th - 18th September

The Story of the Spanish Armada in Ireland

Welcome to the Spanish Armada Ireland Website

In September of 1588 three great Spanish Armada ships sank at Streedagh Beach in Sligo, with the loss of over 1,100 Spanish lives. This website is dedicated to the memory of those tragic events. Join us by coming to our Spanish Armada Visitor Centre or to our annual Remembering the Armada commemoration at Streedagh each September.

The people of Streedagh, Grange and North Sligo have, over the years, marked the story of this maritime disaster on our shoreline in many ways. The 400th Anniversary in 1988 saw the launch of the booklet still in use today “The Spanish Armada 1588- The Journey of Francisco De Cuellar- Sligo to the Causeway Coast”…. Read More

Date: Friday 16th September 2022

Time: 4pm

Venue: Streedagh Beach

De Cuéllar Trail

Walk in the footsteps of Spanish Armada Captain Francisco de Cuéllar.

 

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Tickets €5

 

Date: Friday 16th September 2022

Time: 8pm

Venue: TBC

Festival Launch

Concert

 

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Tickets €20

 

Date: Friday 16th September 2022

Time: 11pm

Venue: TBC

Armada Club

Music and chat ‘til late.

 

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Tickets FREE

 

Date: Saturday 17th September 2022

Time: 10am

Venue: Spanish Armada Visitor Centre (Courthouse)

Lecture Series

Guest speakers on the traditions and tales of the Spanish Armada.

 

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Tickets €12

 

Date: Saturday 17th September 2022

Time: 3pm

Venue: Streedagh Beach

Remembering the Armada

The annual parade and march from Streedagh to the Armada monument.

 

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Tickets FREE

 

Date: Saturday 17th September 2022

Time: 5pm

Venue: TBC

Exhibition of Workshop

Artwork

 

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Tickets €5

 

Date: Saturday 17th September 2022

Time: 8pm

Venue: TBC

Main Event

Concert

 

 

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Tickets €20

 

Date: Saturday 17th September 2022

Time: 11pm

Venue: TBC

Armada Club

Music and chat ‘til late.

 

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Tickets €20

 

Date: Sunday 18th September 2022

Time: 10am

Venue: Streedagh Beach

Annual Armada 5km race/walk

on part of the De Cuéllar Trail.

 

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Tickets €10

 

Date: Sunday 18th September 2022

Time: 2pm

Venue: Streedagh Beach

Climate Change Event for families and clean up.

Captain Cockle Workshop

 

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Tickets FREE

 

Remembering the Armada – virtually

Even in times of change, we commemorate the Armada annually by live streaming. 

In September 2022 we hope to return to an 'in person' commemoration.

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Annual Armada 5km

Annual Armada 5km

Race/walk on part of the De Cuéllar Trail | Friday 18th September 2022

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
info@spanisharmadaireland.com

Please note that opening hours are limited due to Covid-19 and that visits can be arranged by prior appointment via email.