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Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate Change | Friday 18th September 2022

Annual Armada 5km

Annual Armada 5km

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

Main Event

Main Event

Concert featuring Irish music | Friday 17th September 2022

Remembering the Armada

Remembering the Armada

The annual parade and march from Streedagh to the Armada monument. | Friday 17th September 2022

Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Guest speakers on the traditions and tales of the Spanish Armada. | Friday 17th September 2022

Armada Club

Armada Club

Music and chat ‘til late | Friday 16th September 2022

Festival Launch

Festival Launch

Spanish Themed Concert. Possibly Lissadell/Drumcliffe Church | Friday 16th September 2022

De Cuéllar Trail

De Cuéllar Trail

Walk in the footsteps of Spanish Armada Captain Francisco de Cuéllar | Friday 16th September 2022

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 Saturday August 1st between 12 midday-4pm 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....

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 Centre Closed due to Coronavirus

Spanish Armada Centre Closed due to Coronavirus

In accordance with updated government policy on dealing with #Covid19, The Spanish Armada Visitor Centre in Grange will remain closed until further notice. Stay safe and well everyone.

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...

Press Previews of Remembering the Armada 20-22 Sept 2019

Press Previews of Remembering the Armada 20-22 Sept 2019

It’s almost time to finish preparations for Remembering the Armada 2019, which will take place in Grange and at Streedagh, Co. Sligo, between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd September - details on the full schedule of events at www.SpanishArmadaIreland.com.Here are a...

Remembering the Armada 2019 – Press Release

Remembering the Armada 2019 – Press Release

The programme for Remembering the Armada which will take place at Grange and Streedagh, Co. Sligo on September 20-22 next, contains several exciting new innovations. Remembering the Armada Programme 2019 Firstly, 5 years after it was performed to packed audiences...

Staad, Co. Sligo: A good place is a good place is a good place!

Staad, Co. Sligo: A good place is a good place is a good place!

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

Spanish Galardón Pergamino Awarded to GADA

Spanish Galardón Pergamino Awarded to GADA

Eddie O’Gorman of GADA and Spanish Armada Ireland being presented with the Pergamino Award in Oviedo, Spain - photo © Omar Antuña Álvarez The strengthening relationship between the Grange & Armada Development Association (GADA) and maritime and historical...

Remembering the Armada 2019 Festival Programme

Remembering the Armada 2019 Festival Programme

A number of exciting innovations will form part of the Remembering the Armada commemoration festival in Grange, Co. Sligo on 20-22 September 2019.The event highlight will be the De Cuéllar Suite, composed by Michael Rooney and first performed in Sligo a decade ago. We...

Grange Represented at Spanish Armada International Conference in Spain

Grange Represented at Spanish Armada International Conference in Spain

Chair of Spanish Armada Ireland, Eddie O’Gorman was invited to speak at the recent prestigious Spanish Armada International Conference in Cartagena, Spain.Taking place in April 2019, the conference featured many of the renowned Armada experts, and it was a great...

Spanish Armada Centre Opens for Visitors

Spanish Armada Centre Opens for Visitors

The Spanish Armada Visitor Centre at the Old Courthouse in Grange, Co. Sligo will re-open this week for visitors, from Tuesday 16th April 2019. It will remain open between 12-2pm every Tuesday to Friday throughout the Summer months. It will have extended opening hours...

Spanish naval magazine features Sligo event

Spanish naval magazine features Sligo event

The Remembering the Armada beach commemoration event which took place in September at Streedagh Beach in Sligo has been featured in the official magazine for the Spanish Naval Service.Translation: On September 22nd last, once more on Streedagh Beach, the commemoration...

What’s Next For Spanish Armada Site At Streedagh?

What’s Next For Spanish Armada Site At Streedagh?

A Spanish Armada cannon under the water at Streedagh Beach in Sligo Ahead of this weekend’s Remembering the Armadacommemoration events in Sligo, a leading Spanish Armada historian has called for the Armada site at Streedagh Beach to be accorded official European...

Remembering the Armada 2018 Programme Announced

Remembering the Armada 2018 Programme Announced

An exciting programme of events commemorating Sligo’s links with the Spanish Armada have been announced ahead of the annual Remembering the Armada festival, taking place on 21st-23rd September next.Headlining the weekend is Cannon In Sea, a production inspired by the...

Radio Preview of Remembering the Armada 2018

Radio Preview of Remembering the Armada 2018

Eddie O'Gorman, Chair of Spanish Armada Ireland, speaks with host Ger Sweeney, presenter of 'Live on Éire' on Talk Radio Europe about the upcoming Remembering the Armada festival, which will take place in Grange, Co. Sligo between Sept 21st-23rd 2018.Details on...

Remembering the Armada 21st-23rd September 2018

Remembering the Armada 21st-23rd September 2018

The Spanish Armada and its close ties to Sligo will be remembered once again this September 21st-23rd with an annual series of commemorative events including music, drama, lectures, tours and other events, all with an Armada theme and which focus on the incredible...

The Spanish Armada – A Game Changer For Sligo

The Spanish Armada – A Game Changer For Sligo

As someone who - along with many others - lent a hand in organizing the recent Spanish Armada International Conference in Sligo, it was heartening to hear so many people who attended the conference speak so positively about how Sligo could conserve its Armada legacy...

Remembering the Armada – the final event

Remembering the Armada – the final event

The Remembering the Armada ceremony provides a fitting end to the Celtic Fringe Festival, and takes place annually on Streedagh Beach, which is located along the Wild Atlantic Way in Sligo, Ireland. Every year, locals and visitors alike assemble at Streedagh to pay...

Calls For A Maritime Centre For Sligo

Calls For A Maritime Centre For Sligo

Divers uncover a Spanish Armada gun carriage wheel at Streedagh Beach in Sligo in 2015 © Underwater Archaeology Unit A leading Irish archaeologist has claimed that Sligo has a strong case to develop a National Maritime Museum to house the 13 cannon and other artefacts...

Spanish Navy Ship To Visit For Spanish Armada Conference

Spanish Navy Ship To Visit For Spanish Armada Conference

A naval tradition which began last year when a ship from the modern day Spanish Navy visited these shores for the first time since the loss of three Spanish Armada galleons at Streedagh in 1588, we are set to welcome the arrival of another Spanish ship to these waters...

Tickets Now On Sale for Spanish Armada Gala Dinner

Tickets Now On Sale for Spanish Armada Gala Dinner

A feast - in every sense - awaits those who want to attend the Gala Dinner at the upcoming Spanish Armada International Conference at the Clayton Hotel in Sligo (Saturday 23rd September 7:30pm). Book tickets here.Hosted by the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. José...

International Experts lined up for Spanish Armada Conference

International Experts lined up for Spanish Armada Conference

Divers recover a cannon from La Juliana, a Spanish Armada ship, at Streedagh Beach, Sligo in 2015 (© Underwater Archaeology Unit) Internationally renowned Spanish Armada experts head for Sligo, Ireland, this September 22nd-24th for the first Spanish Armada...

King of Spain Award for Sligo Armada group – Radio Interviews

King of Spain Award for Sligo Armada group – Radio Interviews

Spanish Armada cannon being recovered off the coast of Sligo in 2015 Speaking on Ocean FM, Chair of the Grange & Armada Development Association (GADA), Eddie O'Gorman explains to host Niall Delaney about the significance of the Plaque of the Order of Isabel La...

King of Spain award to strengthen Sligo’s Armada links

King of Spain award to strengthen Sligo’s Armada links

In a significant step, King Philip VI of Spain has decreed that a group from Sligo is to be awarded a prestigious honour in recognition of ongoing work in reconnecting Sligo's links with the Spanish Armada. Divers recover a gun carriage wheel used to position cannon...

Call for poster abstracts extended to September 8th

Call for poster abstracts extended to September 8th

We cordially invite abstracts for poster submissions for our 1st International Armada Conference to be held on 22nd -24th September 2017 in Sligo. Posters will be displayed in the Clayton Hotel Sligo for the duration of the Conference.Poster presentations are welcome...

Welcome message to Spanish Armada International Conference Sligo 2017

Welcome message to Spanish Armada International Conference Sligo 2017

Grange and Armada Development Association (GADA) welcomes you to our inaugural International Armada Conference.  The Conference brings together international shipwreck specialists and scholars, from Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the USA, to explore current...

Spanish Armada – recovery of cannon in Sligo

Spanish Armada – recovery of cannon in Sligo

 Ahead of the Spanish Armada International Conference, taking place in Sligo between 22-24 September 2017, we bring you a video which symbolizes why Sligo is central to the Armada story.In July 2015, cannon from one of 3 Spanish Armada ships, La Juliana, were...