The author has produced a book that is essential reading for anybody interested in Irish / European history of the 16th Century.
It is a short book but reveals the chilling events that occurred around our coastline just after the middle-ages.
The ill fated Spanish Armada sailed from the Tagus in May 1588. After a disastrous battle with the English, the Spanish fleet sought shelter off the West coast of Ireland.
This was a terrible mistake. Almost a quarter of the fleet sank. It is estimated that over 6,000 sailors perished.
The book is not a reference book but it should be made more available through Irish tourist outlets.