Tours on offer

These are other events which will take place on the periphery of the Spanish Armada International Conference as part of the Celtic Fringe Festival.

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De Cuéllar Trail – Guided Walk to Stáid Abbey

Guided Walk from Streedagh Beach to Staid Abbey, one of the central locations described by Spanish Armada survivor Captain Francisco de Cúellar in his Adventures in Connaught memoir.

Streedagh locals Dr. Prannie Rhatigan, Councillor Marie Casserly and Declan Bruen lead this picturesque coast walk from Streedagh to Staid.

An area with a rich past, expect to be entertained by lore and legend, fact and fiction on this Saturday afternoon walk.

Comfortable walking shoes, layers of warm clothing, rain gear and sunscreen advised. 

Distance: approx 3 miles- Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness

Cost: free event - donations to GADA welcomed- rebooking is required

 Start time- 3pm- Finish time 5.30pm



Bus Tour of De Cuéllar Route through the Dartry Mountains

See the historical background and landscape of 16th Century Ireland explained while tracing the De Cuellar escape route through the scenic Dartry countryside, led by Eddie O’Gorman, Armada enthusiast. Stops on this wonderful bus journey include:

  • Streedagh
  • Staad Abbey
  • Glencar Waterfall
  • O’Rourke’s Castle in Castletown
  • Glenade
  • McClancy’s Rossclogher Castle

Please note this tour is limited to 50 people so we advise booking early to secure your place. It is advisable to wear walking boots or stout shoes as some of the ground covered is uneven e.g. green roads and farmland.

Cost: €40

Duration: Approx. 4 hours.