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Spanish Armada TIDE International Conference
Date:
23 May 2023
 - 25 May 2023
Time:
19:00  - 17:00
Status:
Loc'n/Date Confirmed

Aim of Event

To bring project partners together for the final time to officially close the TIDE project and disseminate the project results.
  1. To disseminate the TIDE project and its results
  2. To bring partners together for the final TIDE event

Description

Turning the Tide - revealing the past through new eyes!

BACKGROUND
The history of the Spanish Armada and its ruin on the northern and western coasts of Ireland in 1588 is well known. Ships returning to Spain after defeat against the English had to sail the long route home around Scotland and Ireland, where up to 26 ships were wrecked off the Irish coast during Winter storms. Three of these ships were wrecked at Streedagh Beach and up to 1,100 men were lost. One of the few survivors, Captain Francisco de Cuéllar, wrote an extensive account of his escape, during which he spent up to six months in Ireland trying to evade his enemies.

In 1985, the first dive took place on the Streedagh wrecks. Supervised by Colin Martin (speaker at the Armada TIDE conference), this led to the recovery of several cannon. In 2015 another dive mission took place, led by the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the National Museum (two members of which, Fionnbarr Moore and Connie Kelleher will also present papers at the conference). This led to the recovery of 9 cannon and other artifacts - these are currently being conserved at the National Museum in Dublin.

The hosts for the conference are Spanish Armada Ireland (also known as GADA), a volunteer group that has, for many years, promoted the Armada heritage of Streedagh and Grange. The aim of Spanish Armada Ireland is that the cannon retrieved by the National Museum be returned to Sligo in the future when a suitable museum has been built here.

CONFERENCE DATES
The Spanish Armada TIDE conference will take place in Sligo on May 23rd (launch), 24th and 25th.

Are you interested to join?
REGISTER here: https://spanisharmadaireland.com/conference/

Logistics

Responsible Organisation:
Sligo County Council
Contact:
Michael Carty
Host Building Organisation:
Spanish Armada Ireland & Sligo County Council
Building Name:
The Glasshouse Hotel
Event Address:
Swan Point, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 NCA4, Ireland
Contact Telephone:
Contact email:

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