Reprinted from Studies, March 1918.
|Statement||by Alice Stopford Green.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||46|
Elizabeth, queen of England, has taken on the mighty Spanish Armada and, in a stunning sea battle, vanquished it. But her troubles are far from over. Just across the western channel, her colony Ireland is embroiled in seething rebellion, with the island's fierce, untamed clan chieftains and their "wild Irish" followers refusing to bow to their /5(89). From the reviews: This book describes how the lack of navigational knowledge and ignorance of the western seaboard of Ireland, helped by some freak weather, finished off what Drake and his fellow mariners began and the story is a fascinating revelation of the realities of naval warfare in the sixteenth-century, this book is well worth reading not only because it debunks the mythology that surrounds the /5(5). Des Ekin has studied the Spanish invasion of and its aftermath for years, and his new book, The Last Armada, makes a compelling case to re-evaluate what we Your personal guided-tour through the best of Ireland, Irish culture, and history. Let’s end the fake news on where the Black Irish came from. Many claim they are from the Spanish Armada -- the offspring of shipwrecked Spanish sailors from who stayed in Ireland -- Author: Niall O'dowd.
The Armada in Ireland The route of the Armada, (Map, Wikipedia) As the Armada rounded the northern Irish coast, it was in dire need of re-provision of both food and water. For this reason the fleet had to approach the unfamiliar coast of Ireland. There it was hit by westerly gales and crashed into the rocky Atlantic coast. The story of the Armada in Ireland is more likely to interest Irish historians, for it contains a thorough evaluation of the local folklore still extant in Ireland concerning the number and location of Armada wrecks. The book does not focus on either Spanish policy or Author: Richard Cosgrove. The Book of Invasions Leabhar Gabhala is a semi-mythical history and one of the oldest Irish texts. It described the Fir Bolg, a small dark people, as one of the original invaders of Ireland. Years ago, my friend, who was very Irish looking, used to say the black haired Irish were descendants of those sailors - as compared to the red haired ones. What I have learned over the years is that black hair is common among descendants of the Celts. The red hair is likely a .
Another theory of the origin of the term 'Black Irish' is that these people were descendants of Spanish traders who settled in Ireland and even descendants of the few Spanish sailors who were washed up on the west coast of Ireland after the disaster that was the 'Spanish Armada' of Mary, The Armada in Ireland story is well documented in the letter written by Francisco de Cuellar. It is not a myth. Heritage Partner Comment by That's Just How It . The Spanish Armada has been intrinsically linked to Ireland by what we might call “urban legend” and anecdotal myth. A recent contributor to our forum wondered if there is any possibility that sailors from the doomed Armada settled in the West Coast and contributed part of the heritage which was subsequently spread throughout the entire country. The Spanish Armada, Ireland and the Black Irish explained It is well-known in Ireland that dark features of those from west coastal counties are attributed to bloodlines who survived Spanish.