Date & Time     Tuesday, 20 August, 7pm – 8pm

Details Staad Abbey in Co. Sligo is a ruined medieval church that stands close to a low sea cliff, which is being rapidly eroded by storm surges. Staad was the embarkation point for pilgrims visiting the holy island of Inishmurray and it has also been linked to the stories of the Spanish Armada ships at Streedagh.  From February 2015 movement of beach cobbles gradually revealed a layer of preserved peat and in May 2017, after a prolonged dry spell that caused the peat to dry and shrink, wooden stakes were identified embedded in the peat. IT Sligo students and staff carried out a rescue excavation on these and this talk by Dr. Fiona Beglane will present the results.

Venue   Spanish Armada Interpretative Centre, Grange Courthouse, Co. Sligo.

Organised by    Grange and Armada Development Association

Booking/Cost    Free

Contact         E

T  087 9386694

 Suitable for Kids       Y

Disabled access P

Car parking available   Y


Staad Abbey, Co. Sligo

Staad Abbey, Co. Sligo