Country: Ireland, Spain
“Spanish Ale” traces Irish historical links with Spain. Santiago de Compostella, which attracted many medieval Irish pilrims. Corunna, the Spanish port from where the “lnvincible Armada” was launched only to perish off Ireland’s western coast, and Simancas, the castle where Red Hugh was allegedly poisoned. The high point of the tour is Salamanca, where Irish priests were trained for more than three centuries. Commentary by Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich.