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 of 12-4pm every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Entry to the exhibition is FREE to the public.

Spanish Armada Visitor Centre at the Old Courthouse in Grange, Co. Sligo © Donal Hackett

Spanish Armada Visitor Centre at the Old Courthouse in Grange, Co. Sligo © Donal Hackett

Visitors to the Spanish Armada centre will get to view replica and original artefacts relating to the Armada and will be guided through a series of interpretive panels which explain the story of the Spanish Armada and in particular its close links with Sligo.

Three Spanish Armada ships were wrecked at Streedagh Beach near Grange in 1588. This beach lies just 2km from the visitor centre and you are encouraged to visit the Armada monument and to take in the De Cuéllar Trail, which follows the path taken by a shipwrecked Spanish Armada captain Francisco de Cuéllar, who described the events of 1588 in detail.

Micheál Ó Domhnaill