Armada artefacts taken from seabed off Co Sligo

Cannon from an Armada wreck uncovered off the coast of Streedagh in Co Sligo. Picture by Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Press Association
Ed Carty
SEVERE winter storms over the last two years are believed to have led to the discovery of relics from the Spanish Armada off the Co Sligo coast. Cannon from the merchant vessel La Juliana have been found in sands off Streedagh since timbers from the exposed wreck began washing ashore in April. The guns date back to 1588 but are said to be in excellent condition. Two have been taken off the seabed with archaeologists discovering that one bears a dedication to and depiction of St Matrona, a saint particularly venerated by the people of Catalonia. It is also dated 1570, the year La Julian[...]

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