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Armada 1588 20:57 - Jun 3 with 948 viewsMoriarty

https://www.spanisharmadaireland.com/film

Given the occasional thread on films and the like, feel free to check this out. I haven’t seen it yet but I do intend to.

PS - it’s 30 mins or so.

[Post edited 3 Jun 21:00]

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Armada 1588 on 21:02 - Jun 3 with 737 viewsfactual_blue

This is a slightly less successful tale, and - curiously - not taught in England as it doesn't play well into the whig interpretation of history that still dominates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Armada

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Armada 1588 on 21:15 - Jun 3 with 705 viewsMoriarty

Armada 1588 on 21:02 - Jun 3 by factual_blue

This is a slightly less successful tale, and - curiously - not taught in England as it doesn't play well into the whig interpretation of history that still dominates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Armada


Thanks for that and I’ll have a browse.

De Cuellar’s story, the subject of the above docudrama is well known around Mayo and Sligo and hopefully now further afield I heard a little about it on the wireless this a.m.

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Armada 1588 on 21:17 - Jun 3 with 692 viewsfooters

Armada 1588 on 21:15 - Jun 3 by Moriarty

Thanks for that and I’ll have a browse.

De Cuellar’s story, the subject of the above docudrama is well known around Mayo and Sligo and hopefully now further afield I heard a little about it on the wireless this a.m.


My mum's from Binghamstown, Mayo and I've heard the family talk about this a bit before. But cheers for the link, surely they will appreciate it.

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Armada 1588 on 21:24 - Jun 3 with 667 viewsleitrimblue

Armada 1588 on 21:15 - Jun 3 by Moriarty

Thanks for that and I’ll have a browse.

De Cuellar’s story, the subject of the above docudrama is well known around Mayo and Sligo and hopefully now further afield I heard a little about it on the wireless this a.m.


Think he spent a lot of his time in Ireland with O'Rourke in Co, Leitrim
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Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:31 - Jun 3 with 650 viewsGuthrum

In their attempt to return to Spain by going around Scotland and Ireland, the Armada was doomed not just by the weather, but also by their charts, which did not accurately show how far the rocky headlands of the latter extend westwards into the Atlantic.

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Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:38 - Jun 3 with 626 viewsfactual_blue

Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:31 - Jun 3 by Guthrum

In their attempt to return to Spain by going around Scotland and Ireland, the Armada was doomed not just by the weather, but also by their charts, which did not accurately show how far the rocky headlands of the latter extend westwards into the Atlantic.


A catastrophe for their Chief Navigator, known to history only as 'El Newcy'.

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Armada 1588 on 21:42 - Jun 3 with 620 viewsMoriarty

Armada 1588 on 21:17 - Jun 3 by footers

My mum's from Binghamstown, Mayo and I've heard the family talk about this a bit before. But cheers for the link, surely they will appreciate it.


I live in Dublin but hail from further South in Munster. Like all Western coastal counties, Mayo is a great spot.

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Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:44 - Jun 3 with 627 viewsBarcaBlue

Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:31 - Jun 3 by Guthrum

In their attempt to return to Spain by going around Scotland and Ireland, the Armada was doomed not just by the weather, but also by their charts, which did not accurately show how far the rocky headlands of the latter extend westwards into the Atlantic.


... and I read in my kids' history books from their school here that Francis Drake wasn't hero material but a low-life English pirate.
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Armada 1588 on 21:45 - Jun 3 with 612 viewsMoriarty

Armada 1588 on 21:24 - Jun 3 by leitrimblue

Think he spent a lot of his time in Ireland with O'Rourke in Co, Leitrim


I noticed that. My mother’s maiden name is O’Rourke. An O’Rourke played for us in 1968/69.

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Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:47 - Jun 3 with 613 viewsfactual_blue

Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:44 - Jun 3 by BarcaBlue

... and I read in my kids' history books from their school here that Francis Drake wasn't hero material but a low-life English pirate.


A major part of the reason he circumnavigated the world was to throw off the Spanish ships after him. The plunder he arrived back in England with was worth about £160,000 (around half a billion in today's money).

#absolutelegend
#rulebritannia
#balls

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Armada 1588 on 21:48 - Jun 3 with 600 viewsKeno

Armada 1588 on 21:42 - Jun 3 by Moriarty

I live in Dublin but hail from further South in Munster. Like all Western coastal counties, Mayo is a great spot.


I love Munster Rugby team

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Armada 1588 on 21:48 - Jun 3 with 600 viewsfactual_blue

Armada 1588 on 21:45 - Jun 3 by Moriarty

I noticed that. My mother’s maiden name is O’Rourke. An O’Rourke played for us in 1968/69.


Your mother Ann O'Rourke played for Town?

We've always been a ground-breaking club.
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Armada 1588 on 21:51 - Jun 3 with 591 viewsleitrimblue

Armada 1588 on 21:45 - Jun 3 by Moriarty

I noticed that. My mother’s maiden name is O’Rourke. An O’Rourke played for us in 1968/69.


Yer probably really a Leitrim man then Moriarty. The O'Rourkes we're the Gealic Lord's of West Briefne an we're based here around Dromahair in Co, Leitrim
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Armada 1588 on 21:52 - Jun 3 with 600 viewsKeno

It a little known historical fact that the effectiveness of the Spanish was severely affected by a lot of the senior officers suffering from deafness

It was known as Am ‘arda Hearing
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Armada 1588 on 21:55 - Jun 3 with 579 viewsfooters

Armada 1588 on 21:42 - Jun 3 by Moriarty

I live in Dublin but hail from further South in Munster. Like all Western coastal counties, Mayo is a great spot.


As an atheist, the West coast of Ireland soon made me realise why believing in god was not just normal but completely understandable. Insanely beautiful.

Not much to do, mind you!

It's also great for the odd drug shipment getting washed up...

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Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:57 - Jun 3 with 567 viewsfooters

Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:47 - Jun 3 by factual_blue

A major part of the reason he circumnavigated the world was to throw off the Spanish ships after him. The plunder he arrived back in England with was worth about £160,000 (around half a billion in today's money).

#absolutelegend
#rulebritannia
#balls


And he was the discoverer of our national food, chips.

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Armada 1588 on 22:00 - Jun 3 with 547 viewssolemio

Armada 1588 on 21:45 - Jun 3 by Moriarty

I noticed that. My mother’s maiden name is O’Rourke. An O’Rourke played for us in 1968/69.


I seem to recall that John O'Rourke kept Mick Lambert out of the team for a couple of seasons.
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Armada 1588 on 22:01 - Jun 3 with 543 viewsleitrimblue

Armada 1588 on 21:17 - Jun 3 by footers

My mum's from Binghamstown, Mayo and I've heard the family talk about this a bit before. But cheers for the link, surely they will appreciate it.


Was working not far from there at the end of last year. Stunning but incredibly rural
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Armada 1588 on 22:04 - Jun 3 with 536 viewsfooters

Armada 1588 on 22:01 - Jun 3 by leitrimblue

Was working not far from there at the end of last year. Stunning but incredibly rural


What the hell took you there?!

I do love it, but by god it's like time's stood still. As a Londoner (now), it's a dramatic change of pace...

Living there you may get accustomed but as a visitor, does the time ever drag when you're not in the pub!

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Armada 1588 on 22:10 - Jun 3 with 524 viewsMoriarty

Armada 1588 on 21:48 - Jun 3 by factual_blue

Your mother Ann O'Rourke played for Town?

We've always been a ground-breaking club.
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An Ann or an Anne? My Mother’s neither.

John wasn’t related. As far as I know.

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Armada 1588 on 22:13 - Jun 3 with 511 viewsMoriarty

Armada 1588 on 21:51 - Jun 3 by leitrimblue

Yer probably really a Leitrim man then Moriarty. The O'Rourkes we're the Gealic Lord's of West Briefne an we're based here around Dromahair in Co, Leitrim


My Mother’s hails from the Banner and my Father from the Kingdom (although he has an English passport as, despite her best efforts, his Mother didn’t get back in time).

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Armada 1588 on 22:13 - Jun 3 with 508 viewsfactual_blue

Armada 1588 on 21:48 - Jun 3 by Keno

I love Munster Rugby team


Not in the biblical sense I hope!

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Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 22:15 - Jun 3 with 509 viewsWeWereZombies

Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 21:57 - Jun 3 by footers

And he was the discoverer of our national food, chips.


Sorry, but I think some South American forerunners of the Incas discovered potatoes, and it was Sir Walter Raleigh who introduced them to England.

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Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 22:17 - Jun 3 with 504 viewsfooters

Armada 1588 **Possible Spoiler** on 22:15 - Jun 3 by WeWereZombies

Sorry, but I think some South American forerunners of the Incas discovered potatoes, and it was Sir Walter Raleigh who introduced them to England.


The most successful franchisee in history then.

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Armada 1588 on 22:20 - Jun 3 with 499 viewsleitrimblue

Armada 1588 on 22:04 - Jun 3 by footers

What the hell took you there?!

I do love it, but by god it's like time's stood still. As a Londoner (now), it's a dramatic change of pace...

Living there you may get accustomed but as a visitor, does the time ever drag when you're not in the pub!


Nah man i enjoy the slower life.I work as an archaeological consultant and had to spend a few days there monitoring some lads doing excavations with heavy machinery close to a ringfort.
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