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Spanish Armada Award For Sligo

Spanish Armada Award For Sligo

The ties between Sligo's Spanish Armada tradition and the Spanish Government were further underlined on Friday last at a ceremony at the Spanish Embassy in Dublin. Eddie O'Gorman, Chair of Spanish Armada Ireland was awarded the Cross of Naval Merit, a significant...

The Last Days of Staad Abbey – Lecture

The Last Days of Staad Abbey – Lecture

The Last Days of Staad Abbey Dr Fiona Beglane, Lecturer of Archaeology, ATU Sligo UPDATE 17.04.'24 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED, ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD. In this season of wild weather, storms and floods, the issues of climate change and coastal...

Spanish Armada Film Screened in Madrid

Spanish Armada Film Screened in Madrid

As part of Semana de Irlanda - Ireland Week - in Madrid, a documentary film about the Spanish Armada in Sligo was screened to full houses at two venues in the city. The team from Spanish Armada Ireland was also asked to present the Armada story, describing the...

Remembering the Armada 20-22 September 2024

Remembering the Armada 20-22 September 2024

We are pleased to confirm the dates of Remembering the Armada 2024. The festival will take place between 20-22 September and will comprise of a series of cultural, music and academic events promoting Sligo's rich Spanish Armada heritage, as well as underlining the...

Armada 1588 Film To Screen In Madrid

Armada 1588 Film To Screen In Madrid

A film about the adventures of a Spanish Armada soldier, shipwrecked on the Irish coast in 1588, will be premiered in Madrid on March 12th next as part of Semana de Irlanda (St. Patrick's Week). The film, titled Armada 1588: Shipwreck & Survival, describes how, on...

Experts Highlight Sligo’s Spanish Armada Heritage

Experts Highlight Sligo’s Spanish Armada Heritage

A story of shipwreck, adventure and discovery was at the core of the recent Spanish Armada TIDE International Conference, which brought experts to Sligo from all over Europe. The main focus was the discovery of three shipwrecks at Streedagh Beach in Sligo, which led...

Armada Festival Returns In September

Armada Festival Returns In September

The annual Spanish Armada festival will take place in Grange and at Streedagh between 16th - 18th September next. Following a two year break due to Covid, when the festival went online, the committee can finally welcome back locals and visitors for this annual Armada...

New Book on Captain Francisco de Cuéllar

New Book on Captain Francisco de Cuéllar

New Biography Chronicles Turbulent Career of Enigmatic Spanish Armada Survivor Captain Francisco de Cuéllar The Armada, Ireland and the Wars of the Spanish Monarchy, 1578-1606 Francis Kelly Hardback; Four Courts Press; Illustrated; €35.00Captain Francisco de Cuéllar...

Spanish Armada Festival Goes Online This September

Spanish Armada Festival Goes Online This September

The annual Remembering the Armada commemoration of the Spanish Armada at Streedagh will take place online only this month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.    Now in its 10th year, this year’s Remembering the Armada programme...

Spanish Armada Visitor Centre Opening Hours

Spanish Armada Visitor Centre Opening Hours

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...

Armada 1588 Film Review – Press Coverage

Armada 1588 Film Review – Press Coverage

We received publicity in several of the main Spanish news outlets for the film Armada 1588 : Naufragio y Supervivencia, and here in Ireland for the original version of the film titled Armada 1588 : Shipwreck & Survival. Here are some samples of the coverage. Thank...

Spanish Armada film in production

Filming Spanish Armada film at Streedagh Beach in Sligo - photo Micheál Ó Domhnaill Spanish Armada Film Tells of De Cuéllar’s Adventures in Sligo and LeitrimFilming took place throughout last week in Sligo and Leitrim of a Spanish Armada short film which highlights...

Upcoming Spanish Armada Films

Upcoming Spanish Armada Films

Thank you everyone who applied to take part in the upcoming short film we are having recorded about the Spanish Armada at Streedagh. We had an incredible response from applicants who wanted to take part, far beyond what we expected, showing the level of interest in...

Actors & Extras Needed for Spanish Armada Films

Actors & Extras Needed for Spanish Armada Films

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE REACHED OUR FULL QUOTA OF APPLICANTS. NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ***We will shortly contact the successful applicants. Please follow our Facebook page for film...

Thanks from Remembering the Armada 2019

Thanks from Remembering the Armada 2019

As the curtain is drawn on Remembering the Armada 2019, Chair of Spanish Armada Ireland Eddie O’Gorman has said that the festival “will go down as the most memorable of all, both for the local community and for our visitors.”Remembering the Armada was attended by...