19% Funded


Target: €7000


€1,330 Raised

not funded

31 Funders

Grange Courthouse redevelopment

By Seanmcdgrange


Grange & Armada Development Association (G.A.D.A.) have obtained a 5 year lease on the iconic Courthouse Building in Grange, Co. Sligo with a view to developing an Interpretive Centre in the Courthouse to make this venue a focal point for visitors to the area who want to engage with the local history of the Spanish Armada, 3 ships of which were destroyed during a storm at nearby Streedagh Beach in 1588.

The wreck site at Streedagh is unique in that it contains three ships of the Armada in one place: there is no other comparable site in the world.
The historical trove and resource that awaits uncovering in a structured and sensitive excavation has worldwide significance and importance.

The interpretive centre will be a focal point for all things Armada (in particular the story of Captain Francisco DeCuellar, who wrote of his experiences here following the Armada wreck at Streedagh) and will promote Grange as the Armada centre of Ireland.

In developing this building as a community amenity, we see wide-ranging possibilities for the future use of it – from being a centre for an Armada summer school, to being a centre of excellence in underwater archaeology and a tourist hub for Ireland’s northwest (thus providing local employment opportunities in the tourism sector).

We believe that in this regard the Spanish Armada Interpretive Centre will provide the first step in developing our plans to make Grange the Armada Centre for the Island of Ireland.

We are very aware of the deterioration of the internal and external fabric of this iconic building and are very keen to take the necessary steps to preserve it for future generations, paying true and sensitive regard to its historical past.

To achieve the first step of making the building safe and preventing further deterioration we need to raise €7000.00 to match existing grant-aid and funds already raised in the community.

Following on from this initial step, we will be able to move forward with our design plans for the Courthouse

Conceptual designs for what the courthouse could look like in the future with your help are available to view at our website, http://grangeandarmada.com/

We would appeal to you to become a benefactor of this crucial part of our overall design project and hope you can be one of those who help us save this wonderful building.

Thank you in advance for your support.



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