Armada film receives international acclaim

A film on the adventures of a Spanish Armada soldier shipwrecked on the Sligo coast in 1588 has earned international acclaim.

The film, Armada 1588: Shipwreck & Survival, describes how three Armada ships were wrecked during storms at Streedagh Beach in Sligo, resulting in the deaths of over 1,000 Spaniards.

A small number of Spaniards escaped, and one of those, Captain Francisco de Cuéllar, wrote a full account both of the shipwrecks and the subsequent months he spent desperately trying to avoid the English army sent to hunt him, before his ultimate escape from Ireland.

Much of the film was shot in Streedagh, Glencar and around Benbulben – as Micheál Ó Domhnaill, the film’s Client Producer and Co-Writer, explains:


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You can download Armada 1588: Shipwreck & Survival for €4.99 by visiting