Some survivors of the Armada in Ireland

by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume

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Written in English
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Statementby Major Martin A.S. Sharp....
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 41-66 ;
Number of Pages66
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The story of the Armada in Ireland is a great yarn, and Mr Fallon does it justice. Although some chapters are perhaps too detailed, in others his style keeps you riveted. Part of the book is an exhaustive catalogue of wrecks and executions which to the layman might be somewhat repetitive, but on the whole Mr Fallon focuses on the exciting parts 5/5(3). Northern Ireland or the North - is made up of 6 counties and is located in the North East of the island of Ireland. It is part of the United Kingdom - hence uses sterling and has a border along.   Ken Douglas in his book ‘The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland’ also stated that the survivors were hanged by Clancy on the hill where the convent school above Miltown Malbay now stands. There certainly seems to be a common thread here. Hope this is of some help. Jacqueline. Like Like.   The Armada set out to complete their English invasion on J The fleet of ships – including 22 fighting galleons – sailed in a crescent shape towards the English Channel. As the Spanish Armada sailed through the channel, they were met in force by a much smaller Royal English Navy.

The Irish (Irish: Muintir na hÉireann or Na hÉireannaigh) are a nation and ethnic group native to the island of Ireland, who share a common Irish ancestry, identity and d has been inhabited for ab years according to archaeological studies (see Prehistoric Ireland).For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people (see Gaelic Australia: 7,, The Spanish Armada was a fleet numbering one hundred and thirty ships that set sail from Lisbon in August , with the mission of invading England. The fleet sailed up the English Channel in a crescent formation, with the troop transports in the centre. At Calais they were met by an English fleet, under the cover of darkness the English set fireships alight, using the tide to carry them .   One of the foundation stories of Ireland is “The Book of Invasions”, a medieval text which describes wave after wave of people through pre-Christian times settling the island from overseas. They came from many locations including Spain, but also C. In the breadth of some miles, my run would eventually follow the ragged migration of survivors through a divided country: first the Francophile province of Quebec, then the .

  The Spanish Armada, Ireland, and Spenser's The Faerie Queene The Spanish Armada, Ireland, and Spenser's The Faerie Queene Herron, Thomas. Thomas Herron When word first came that a large group of damaged ships scattered from the defeated Spanish Armada had crashed along Ireland's northern and western coasts in the fall . Streedagh is a place of great beauty and wilderness yet it witnessed tragedy in when the huge Spanish Armada ships were lost. On this walking tour, you will also explore the shore, a variety of seaweeds, peaceful sand dunes, a megalithic tomb and million-year-old fossils on a rock platform where the blue waves roll in.

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Fraught with Hazard: The Heroic Saga of Shipwrecked Armada Survivors in Ireland (Paperback or Softback) by Paul &. Julia Cooley Altrocchi and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Some ships were sent from Flanders to Scotland to return survivors back to Spain.

A full account of the fate of survivors can be found in: The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland by Ken Douglas (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, ). No names, only what happened to them. The Armada in Ireland The route of the Armada, (Map, Wikipedia) As the Armada rounded the northern Irish coast, it was in dire need of re-provision of both food and water.

For this reason the fleet had to approach the unfamiliar coast of Ireland. There it was hit by westerly gales and crashed into the rocky Atlantic coast. Of all the stories concerning ships of the Spanish Armada and Mayo, this seems the most concrete.

Probably already damaged at some stage, whether during the battles off south-east England or later due to weather and conditions at sea, the Rata was blown into Blacksod Bay and ran aground at Fahy Strand, near Ballycroy, on September 21st,   Some believe that survivors of the Spanish Armada who landed in Ireland were the ancestors of Ireland’s black-haired population, but that’s not true; black hair and brown eyes were attributes of the original Celts.

Further, there was. 'Black Irish' is often a description of people of Irish origin who had dark features, black hair, dark complexion and eyes.

A quick review of Irish history reveals that the island was subject to a number of influxes of foreign people. The Celts arrived on the island about the year B.C. Whether or not this was an actual invasion or rather a. This book, by T. Kilfeather, which I read about (at the age of 25), gave a wonderful accounts of one Captain Francisco de Cuellar.

The wreck of three ships of the Spanish Armada in Streedagh, Co Sligo, in was of particular intrest to me, because my home is about 15 miles from Streedagh and I had never heard of the event, let alone 5/5(1). The story of the Armada in Ireland is a great yarn, and Mr Fallon does it justice.

Although some chapters are perhaps too detailed, in others his Some survivors of the Armada in Ireland book keeps you riveted. Part of the book is an exhaustive catalogue of wrecks and executions which to the layman might be somewhat repetitive, but on the whole Mr Fallon focuses on the exciting parts Cited by: 5.

Finally, the first ships of the Armada limped into Santander, northern Spain, on September Some 60 ships and only about half the men that left Lisbon made it home. Thousands drowned at sea. Many others died from their wounds or from disease during the homeward voyage.

Even for the survivors who reached the Spanish coast, the ordeal continued. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Ireland and the Spanish Armada: A Story of Survival. *The chieftain O'Rourke was hanged at London for treason in ; the charges against him included giving aid to survivors of the Armada.

years ago I made a point of asking some relatives in Ireland about the term. They had never heard it to describe the light skinned, dark haired Irish. The Spanish Armada (Spanish: Grande y Felicísima Armada, lit. 'Great and Most Fortunate Navy') was a Habsburg Spanish fleet of ships that sailed from Corunna in late Mayunder the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade Sidonia was an aristocrat without naval command experience but was Date: July–August The Spanish Armada has been intrinsically linked to Ireland by what we might call “urban legend” and anecdotal myth.

A recent contributor to our forum wondered if there is any possibility that sailors from the doomed Armada settled in the West Coast and contributed part of the heritage which was subsequently spread throughout the entire country.

Next, we have the first ever Armada 8km road race and walk. This will take place on Sunday morning 22 September at midday. Starting and ending at Streedagh Beach, the route will take in some of the De Cuéllar Trail as described by the Spanish Armada captain in. This novel features a protagonist who is descended from Spanish survivors who remained in Ireland.

The Grainuaile Suite from is an orchestral concert that contains a piece about the landings in Ireland by the Spanish. On the backside of banknotes in Northern Ireland there are illustrations of the Spanish Armada. Fraught with Hazard by Paul Altrocchi and his late mother Julia Cooley Altrocchi is a wonderful novel based on the true personal account of Francisco Cuellar of the Spanish Armada, who managed to survive after the English victory in and his ship rounded Scotland only to be wrecked on the rocky coast of Ireland/5.

Along with every other English schoolchild I learned the story of the Spanish Armada. In Philip II of Spain sent the largest fleet ever seen to conquer England, depose the heretic Queen Elizabeth I, and restore the Catholic faith. But luckily a storm blew up driving the Spanish ships off course.

Trying to make. The story of the Armada in Ireland is more likely to interest Irish historians, for it contains a thorough evaluation of the local folklore still extant in Ireland concerning the number and location of Armada wrecks.

The book does not focus on either Spanish policy or the European context to any significant : Richard Cosgrove. The Armada and its dire fortunes off the coast of Ireland remain a singular event in the military history of the island, commemorated in place names like Spanish Point in County Clare.

It is a thin link to an extraordinary few days, when the dreary remnants of one of the greatest navies the world has ever seen came to a sorry end off our own coast.

During the year between Julywhen the Spanish Armada set sail from Spain and Julywhen the survivors of the English counterpart of this fleet, the little-known English Armada, reached port in England, two of history's worst naval catastrophes took place. A great deal of attention has been dedicated to the former and precious little to the latter.

This book presents. Here are some myths and truths. The Spanish Armada. The black Irish are not descended from the survivors of the Spanish Armada in Only a few dozen of the survivors washed up on Irish. The surprising interruption of the Armada also inspired Spenser's poetry. The defeat of the Souldan, an evil tyrant in Book V of The Faerie Queene (), represents the violent destruction of the combined Spanish naval and Irish ter ritorial threat in the north and west of Ireland, a theme highly relevant to Spenser's ambitions in Munster.

Some made their way to Scotland - e.g Edinburgh - and hence were helped back to Spain, but these were relatively few. A minute in the Edinburgh archives dated 11th October mentions the arrival there, from Ireland, of a number of.

Underwater archaeologists in Ireland have already found many relics from the 16 th century Spanish Armada vessels that sank off the western coast of Ireland. Image source. According to El Pais, the new search for the doomed galleon has begun based largely on information provided by Danny Treacy, the director of the San Marcos.

The London Spellissy claims we are all descended from a John Spellissy who arrived in Ireland, via the north of Spain in and was subsequently hanged in Milton Malbay with 12 survivors of the Spanish Armada wrecked off Spanish Point in Castles are in plentiful supply. Kilkenny’s pile is a nod to a period of Norman occupation.

While in Antrim, the crumbing Dunluce has hosted warring Vikings and survivors of the shipwrecked Spanish Armada. At Ireland’s centre, Offaly’s Leap Castle ripples with tales of murderous brothers and kidnapped brides.

I checked the Archive CD Books website and they only have census statistics for onward see this link (scroll down about half way.). I have a copy of the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine and had a quick look through - I spotted a map relating to Ballynakill (Ballynahinch) civil parish which shows percentage change in populations around Co.

Galway before and after the famine. John de Courcy Ireland, "Book review of Survivors of the Armada by Evelyn Hardy;" Irish Historical Society XV (Dublin: march ) p back.

Evelyn Hardy,p 96 back. Lorna Rea,p back. Sean O'Faolain,p back. Sean O'Sullivan, Legends from Ireland (New Jersey: ) p back. Another challenge is the powerful castle phantom guarding the hidden treasure of Lord Ranald Dunnyvale, who ransomed some survivors of the Spanish Armada back in the 16th century for a hefty sum.

Reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's bunch, Laurie's enthusiastic, punchy ghost busters make this paranormal series one teens can also enjoy/5(36). Following the Spanish armada, the remains of the defeated Spanish fleet, found some of their ships shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland.

Some of the men who were saved remained in. The Voyage of the Armada by David Howarth was a good, concise read. I am slowly working my way through all of Howarths writing because I enjoy his style, and this tale did not disappoint.

He always writes with brevity and wittwo attributes that are hard to combine/5.Get this from a library! The downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland. [Ken Douglas] -- Heed that coast!

The words of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, and the message contained in his sailing instructions, were more than a warning: they were a prophecy which was inexorably fulfilled. The.The Spanish Armada's attack on Britain may not be one of the most well-known areas of history but it is far from unheard of.

What is less well-known is that part of the Armada was swept to Ireland by severe storms, and that a Spanish ship captain, Francisco de Cuellar, kept an account of his travails through Ireland.