Talk:Spanish Armada in Ireland

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2006 post[edit]

Excellent work, Mr Shtove! Like the phots and maps especially. Jdorney 22:53, 9 July 2006 (UTC)


This page might need a short description of the condition of Ireland at this point. It reads as if the Lord Deputy simply had to give an order to round up the Spanish and it would be happen as if he were in England or France. As the English government in Ireland had scant control throughout most of the country, especially Ulster, most of the Spanish were captured or killed by Irish lords, either for the reward, or fear of reprisal, or simply the loot. These were the conditions of the time. For example, the Spaniards murdered by the Earl of Tyrconnell: this was the O'Donnell, father of Red Hugh - an English hostage at the time - who would later ally with the same Spanish fifteen years later at Kinsale. Cavort (talk) 10:27, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

I think that's covered. The English had just taken control in Munster and Connacht, but Ulster was clearly beyond their control. It's very complicated - so good luck if you want to get in to all those details with a "short description"!

I just hope the article gives a fair account of what happened.--Shtove (talk) 20:40, 3 September 2008 (UTC)


This article has lots of unsupported facts and figures, and really needs citations to support them. --Red King (talk) 11:59, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Feel free to contribute!--Shtove (talk) 02:30, 11 September 2009 (UTC)


Is the Landfall section in any sort of order? Chronological, for example? Otherwise would a north to south arrangement make more sense? Xyl 54 (talk) 12:28, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

  • The order is according to contemporary government reports. First news was of the sightings off Thomond in Munster - south west. Of course events became confused - the losses on the Girona in the north of the country happened a good while after the original landfall in the north west. Shtove (talk) 23:08, 28 July 2011 (UTC)


It was rumoured that in wilder parts of Ireland the shipwrecked Spaniards were eaten. Are there any reputable literary sources for such a claim?Royalcourtier (talk) 05:57, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Haven't heard that before - propaganda? Victorians were great at making stuff up to suit their prejudices.Shtove (talk) 13:51, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

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