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  • TABLE MADE FROM ARMADA GALLEON’S WOOD AT ADAMS

    A 430 year old table, made from wood from the Spanish Armada, is due up at Adams in Dublin next month. Lord Inchiquin, Conor O’Brien, has made the decision to sell the table with regret.   In the autumn of 1588 as many as 27 ships of the Spanish Armada were lost off the Irish coast, two of them were lost off the west Clare coast. After their sinking the timber from the ships started to come ashore. The high sheriff of Clare recovered some of the decorative carvings from the galleon, which were then made into a three metre table.  It was at Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare, home of the O’Briens, for 300 years before being removed in the 1960’s to Bunratty Castle, from where it was recently removed. Adams have a price  tag of 100,000 on the piece.

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