Point, Port na Spaniagh|
Series No. 5|
14' 85" North|
30' 05" West|
- see below
Diving is within a 300m area centred on the following
position:- 55.14.85 North by 06.30.05 West.
a Historic Wreck Site under the Protection of Wrecks Act, 1973.
wreck itself no longer remains.
remains were excavated by archaeologist Robert Stenuit in 1967.
there is a very small possibility that some small trinket may be uncovered by
the ever shifting sands.
of the Spanish Armada, the Girona had come out of the battle relatively unscathed.
- Having put
into Killybegs for repairs and provisions, the master, Don Alonzo Martinez de
Leiva decided to make for the Catholic west of Scotland.
a storm she lost her rudder and was driven into Lacada Point just before midnight
on the 27th. Between five and thirteen, out of 1,300 men onboard, survived.
bay was named Port na Spaniagh - "the bay of Spaniards".
Galleass differs from galleons, in that they have oar power as well as sails.
This enables them to manoeuvre at close quarters, with or without wind.
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All external copyrights respectfully acknowledged
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
Edward J. Bourke|
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN:
of the Ulster Coast"
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
Books 1984 - ISBN: 705406342|
|Castlereagh SAC (1980)|
update - 16-May-2006