A new Interpretative Centre is being planned by the Grange and Armada Development Association as a welcome new addition to the list of tourist attractions in County Sligo.
The Spanish Armada Interpretative Centre, (co-ordinates 54.39150 -8.5270) which is to be housed in the former Grange courthouse building, plan’s to tell the story of the three Armada ships which were washed ashore in 1588, with the loss of up to 1800 men at Streedagh, few miles from Grange.
The Spanish Armada Interpretative Centre plan to enhance the public’s understanding of Grange and of the area’s heritage, particularly in relation to the Spanish Armada, through the use of user-friendly, interactive and multimedia exhibitions.
The Interpretative Centre is to be housed in the former courthouse in Grange. A detached single-storey limestone building, built in 1891. but which has sadly fallen somewhat into a decayed state in the 6 or so years since it was last used.
My only concern regarding the housing of the interpretative centre in Grange courthouse, is the lack of any car or coach parking facilities in the immediate area, as the courthouse sits right on the side of the busy N15 main road from Sligo to Bundoran.