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 just 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. Get your early Christmas present folks!

Captain Francisco de Cuéllar: The Armada, Ireland and the Wars of the Spanish Monarch, 1578-1606 is now available online at and in all good bookshops.