La Juliana 1588 – Recent investigation by the Underwater Archaeology Unit, National Monuments Service at the site of one of the 1588 Spanish Armada shipwrecks.

Author(s): Connie Kelleher; Fionnbarr Moore; Karl Brady

Year: 2016

Summary

Following recent extreme weather events, one of the three Spanish Armada ships lost off the Sligo coast in Ireland in 1588 has again been revealed. The remains of La Juliana, the only Catalan ship of the three, is currently exposed.

The State Underwater Archaeology Unit of the National Monuments Service (NMS) has been carrying out detailed recording, excavation and recovery of material throughout the summer to map the current site and protect vulnerable artefacts lying on the seabed. Several bronze guns, carraige wheels and other material has been recovered to undergo conservation.

This paper will present the results from this work so far, including highlighting the collaborative nature of the project, where the NMS, in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland and in cooperation with the local Armada interest group and  Sligo Sub Aqua club are working together to protect and preserve the site.

Cite this Record

La Juliana 1588 – Recent investigation by the Underwater Archaeology Unit, National Monuments Service at the site of one of the 1588 Spanish Armada shipwrecks.. Connie Kelleher, Fionnbarr Moore, Karl Brady. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434716)

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Keywords

General
Ireland Spanish Armada wreck

Geographic Keywords
Ireland Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
1588

Spatial Coverage

min long: -10.463; min lat: 51.446 ; max long: -6.013; max lat: 55.38 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 430