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Clayton Hotel, Sligo

Clarion Road


F91 N8EF Sligo


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Armada International Conference 2017

A Gathering Storm – bringing the Spanish Armada into the 21st century and beyond –

Friday 22nd September

Registration from 6.00pm -8.00pm

Artisan Food provided for delegates available from 7.30pm

Introductory Address by Grange and Armada Development Association. (Conference Organisers) 8.00-8.15pm

Opening of Conference: Guest Speaker: 8.15-8.30pm

Launch of Streedagh Heritage Guide

Keynote Address: Dr. Colin Martin (Scotland) 8.30- 9.10pm Full Fathom Five –into the 21st century

Welcome Reception & Entertainment: Irish Traditional Music and Dance from All Ireland Winners: Fred Finn Comhaltas Group 9.10-10.30pm

Saturday 23rd September

Morning: Session 1: The Armada in Ireland and Scotland: Recent Developments


9.00-9.05 Intro/housekeeping

Two papers: Speakers:

1.Underwater Archaeology Unit: Streedagh Armada - A Game Changer: 9.05-9.40

2. Dr. Paula Martin: Conservation and management of Armada Wrecks: Scotland & Northern Ireland 9.40-10.15

Questions and Discussion 10.15-10.30

Refreshment Break : 10.30-10.50am

Project Overview

10.50-11.00 Sandra Henry: Cherish: Approaches to climate change and weather events on maritime heritage

Morning : Session 2 : The Archaeology of the Armada and Ship Wrecks of the period


Three papers : Speakers:

1.Miguel San Claudio Santa Cruz Spain : Armada shipwrecks off Galicia, remains of a European multinational XVI Century sea battle front.11.00-11.35

2.Prof. Augusto António Alves Salgado Portugal : Fighting under a “ joint flag.” The Portuguese ships in the Spanish Armada. 11.35- 12.10

3. Prof. Carlo Beltrame :Three Venetian ships in the Armada 12.10-12.45

All speakers: Questions and Discussion 12.45-1.00pm

Lunch 1.20-2.20pm

De Cuellar Trail – Guided Walk to Stáid

(Please note: Transfers will be required for above Sligo to Streedagh)

Bus Tour of De Cuéllar Route through the Dartries Cost €40 (Must be booked separately, limited to 45 persons)

8.00pm - 11.00pm: Gala Reception & Dinner hosted by Spanish Ambassador to Ireland H.E. José María Rodríguez-Coso (Tickets sold separately)

Entertainment (Song, Poetry, and Strawboys)

Sunday 24th September

Morning : Session 3 : Guns and Naval Warfare

9.00am -11.00am

9.00-9.05 Intro/Housekeeping

Three papers : Speakers:

1. UAU : La Juliana’s guns- Christian symbols and Islamic links 9.05-9.40

2. Dr. Renato Gianni Ridella (Italy); Genoese ships and guns of the Spanish Armada 9.40-10.15

3. Dr. Fred Hocker (Sweden) Ships, Shots and Splinters 10.15-10.50

Q & A 10.50-11.00

Refreshment Break 11.00-11.20am

Elevator Pitch Brian Bowler 11.20-11.30

Under God’s Sky: script to screen: DeCuéllar’s journey to film

Morning : Session 4. Shipwrecks: Conservation and Presentation.

11.20am - 1.00pm

Two papers : Speakers

1. Dr. Ivan Negueruela : National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Cartagena : Managing for the future our common Maritime History: Ireland, Spain and The Spanish Armada of 1588 .11.20-11.55

2. Joint Presentation : Dr. Christopher Dobbs (Mary Rose UK) & Dr. Fred Hocker : (Vasa Museum Stockholm) Presenting a shipwreck in a museum for a 21st century audience:The Mary Rose/The Vasa)


12.35-1.00pm All Speakers Questions and Discussion

Conference Close 1.00pm followed by lunch

Sunday Afternoon : Available Activities

Visit to Streedagh Strand Wreck Site – Crosses and Naval Salute

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