On Sunday 25th September 2016 the Spanish Navy (Armada) vessel OPV Centinela will lead out a Parade of Sail at Streedagh Beach, Sligo to remember the 1,100 souls who perished on that beach in 1588. Centinela will be accompanied by a flotilla of local boats.
Remembering the Armada – Event Schedule
10.00 – 11.00 Walk from Grange to Wrecking Shore
11.00 – 11. 30 Ceremony and Wreath Laying at Monument
11.30 – 12.00 Parade to Shore led by Cos Cos Pageantry
12.00 – 13.00 Parade of Sail at Streedagh Beach / Wreath laying on wreck site.
13.00 Last boat departs Streedagh for Mullaghmore
14.00 Small craft briefing at Mullaghmore Sailing Club
15.00 – 16.00 Armada Crescent Formation at Mullaghmore Harbour
Armada Crescent Formation – Mullaghmore
Boats of all shapes and sizes will attempt to recreate the spectacular crescent formation that the Armada fleet used when attacking England in 1588. Both maritime events will be a moving tribute to the Armada fallen of 400 years ago.
Open Air Recital by Army Band 2 Brigade at Mullaghmore. Maritime events will run subject to weather conditions, please check website for update.