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Spanish Armada International Conference 2017 - A Gathering Storm

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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

Light refreshments available from 7.30pm

Introductory Address by Grange and Armada Development Association 8.00 - 8.15pm

Opening of Conference

Keynote Address : Dr. Colin Martin (Scotland) 8.20pm - 9.00pm Full Fathom Five – into the 21st century

Informal Welcome Reception & Entertainment : Irish Traditional Music and Dance from All Ireland Winners : Fred Finn Comhaltas Group 9.00-10.30pm

Saturday 23rd September

Session 1 : The Armada in Ireland and Scotland: Recent Developments 9.00am-11.00am

  1. Underwater Archaeology Unit: Recent work by UAU on Spanish Armada Wrecks in Ireland

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

Coffee Break : 11.00-11.20am

Session 2 : The Archaeology of the Armada and Ship Wrecks of the period 11.20am-1.20pm

  1. Miguel San Claudio Spain: A Spanish Perspective
  2. Augusto Salgado Portugal: A Portuguese Perspective

All speakers Q&A

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

Session 3 : Guns and Naval Warfare

9.00am -11.00am

  1. Underwater Archaeology Unit: The Streedagh Guns and artefacts in context.
  2. Dr. Renato Gianni Ridella (Italy):Genoese ships and guns of the Spanish Armada
  3. Dr. Fred Hocker (Sweden): Ships, Shots and Splinters

Coffee Break 11.00-11.20am

Session 4. Maritime Conservation and Presentation.

11.20am - 1.20pm

  1. Dr. Ivan Negueruela: National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Cartagena : International Role

  2. Dr. Fred Hocker: Wasa Museum Stockholm

  3. Karena Morton: The role of the National Museum of Ireland

All Speakers Q & A

Conference Close 1.20pm

Sunday Afternoon : Available Activities

Visit to Streedagh Strand Wreck Site – Crosses and Naval Salute

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F91 N8EF Sligo


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