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Wrath of the Atlantic, Wrecks of the Armada

This VR experience takes you back in time to the Spanish Armada era dating back to the 16th Century!

‘Wrath of the Atlantic, Wrecks of the Armada’

This VR experience takes you back in time to the Spanish Armada era dating back to the 16th Century!

This experience focuses on two ships that entered Donegal’s waters: La Girona and La Trinidad Valencera. La Girona travelled into Killybegs Harbour to repair her rudders. Almost 1,500 men from nearby shipwrecks travelled by foot to Killybegs to seek passage back to Spain. 

At Kinnagoe Bay, the VR experience takes you on the journey where the Captain deliberately ran La Trinidad Valencera ashore after fighting with 7 feet of water in her bows for days. They met the friendly Irish who ferried them to shore over two days and gave them food in exchange for salvage from the boat.

The VR experience finishes with footage from a BBC documentary where items were salvaged from the shipwreck by the Derry Sub Aqua Club in 1975.  Some of these artefacts are on loan from the Ulster Museum today and can be seen at the Inishowen Maritime Museum for the summer months.

Take a trip on the Spanish Armada’s journey & enter into the world of Spanish ships as you go back in time!
Both these VR experiences have been created by Emagine Media Ltd, Waterford having worked to create two completely different Virtual Reality experiences creating a first class sustainable experience. 

This VR Experience is available in the following location:

VR Experience - Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium

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