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After the Armada

Spanish Armada captain Francisco de Cuéllar was shipwrecked off the Sligo coast in September 1588. He spent seven months in war-torn Ireland, trying to escape death and marriage before eventually making his way to Madrid.

Broadcaster Antaine Ó Donnaile sets out to follow in the footsteps of Cuéllar through the Irish landscape, meeting local people and historians to see if his fantastic account might be true. With dramatic historical reconstruction, spectacular aerial footage, and a physically demanding journey through Connacht, Ulster and then on to Scotland, Belgium and Spain, this is a gripping and swashbuckling adventure, which gives a unique insight into Ireland and the Gaelic world before the English Conquest.

  • Genre:
    Documentary | History
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  • Producer:
    Macha Media
  • Duration:
    1 x 50 min
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