The Spanish Armada Visitor Centre in Grange, Co. Sligo is open to the public from 2pm-6pm and every Saturday thereafter until further notice. The Centre is also open to the public on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays at the same times. More regular opening hours will be announced following a review of the opening weekend by the Spanish Armada Ireland Committee following feedback from our volunteer guides.
In light of the situation regarding Covid-19, we have put in place systems and procedures to protect the health of our visitors. Signage will indicate a one way system and social distancing of 2 metres will be observed by visitors. Hand sanitizers and masks will also be in use at the centre. Patrons are asked to bring their own mask if possible and to abide by the guidelines set out by your volunteer guide.
While we currently do not have a booking system in place, please note that visits will take place on the hour and we advise patrons who are interested in accessing the Centre to arrive at 10 minutes before the hour to avail of one of the free slots. Because we have limited the capacity of the centre to between 6-10 people at a time, we cannot guarantee that you will be admitted to the Centre upon your arrival and you may have to wait until a space becomes available.
A fee of €5 per adult will apply, and entry for children is free. The entry fee includes a free screening of the recently produced ‘Armada 1588 : Shipwreck & Survival’, a half hour docudrama on the life of Captain Francisco de Cuéllar, who was shipwrecked at nearby Streedagh Beach in 1588.
The film was produced by Mediacoop for Spanish Armada Ireland, was directed by Al Butler and features Spanish actor Fernando Corral in the title role. Funding was provided by the Town & Village Renewal Fund, by Sligo County Council and by Spanish Armada Ireland. The film is also available to download in English or Spanish on SpanishArmadaIreland.com.