Streedagh Spanish Armada Walk 3
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Spanish Armada Trail

Seatrails: Spanish Armada Ireland
Join us along this stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way if you want to get a blast of fresh sea air, see some ancient fossils, flora and hear all about the hugely famous story of the ill-fated fleet of the mighty Spanish Armada.

In 1588, King Phillip II of Spain had ordered over 130 ships to sail from the port of La Corunna for England with the intention to invade. The attempt failed miserably. On a desperate attempt to flee to Spain, over twenty five Spanish ships became wrecked off Ireland’s coast. Three of them were wrecked at Streedagh.


We’ll tell you the miraculous escape story of one of the Captains, Captain Francisco De Cúellar who survived brutal treatment when he was washed to shore and had to watch his comrades die. He was aided by Gaelic Irish chieftans and made it back to Spain one year later. He wrote a letter telling of his experiences. It is a fascintaing account!
We will meet you at the Spanish Armada Memorial Monument close to streedagh. We’ll visit an ancient tomb hidden in the dunes and you’ll discover 330 million year old fossilised seabed on the rocks where the waves sometimes rumble in. You will see wild flowers blooming from May to September. (Information of our Irish flora can be found here). Enjoy stunning views to Inishmurray Island and Donegal Bay. It doesn’t get any more Wild Atlantic Way than this.
If you wish to read the account of Captain Francisco de Cuellar before you join us, then click here for the best rendition!

Terrain: Uneven ground in places, strand, shore, rocks, road, some boggy ground
Duration: c.2 hrs
Minimum persons= 2/couple


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    Innovation Centre,  Sligo IT,  Ash Lane,  Co. Sligo,  Ireland
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