The Little Gold Ring – A Legend of the Spanish Armada!

1588 and the greatest fleet of warships the world has ever seen set’s sail from Spain to invade England. Zago Augustin is a young Venetian mariner caught up in the tides of war. He bears a little gold ring inscribed, No Tengo Mas que darte, I have nothing more to give you. It is a gift from his lover and a reminder of their promise.
After defeat and months at sea Zago’s ship, La Girona, the most famous Spanish Armada vessel of them all, is laden with thirteen hundred desperate men and treasure beyond imagination. In a gale of wind the galleass comes to grief on the rugged north coast of Ireland.
Cast into the pitiless, raging sea to face a certain and terrifying death, Zago encounters captivating otherworldly creatures, long revered by native seafarers. He is offered a chance for salvation but must make an agonising choice.
The Little Gold Ring: A Legend of the Spanish Armada, is a storytelling collage of music, song, verse and prose which will take you on a journey of wonder and tug at your heart…
It is Colin Urwin’s first one man show which was launched at a gala event to commemorate the loss of the famous Galleass, La Girona, at the Girona Arts Festival.


Ticket Tip: You need to book a ticket for this event. There are limited tickets available on the door so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Ticket holders get priority into events, but please arrive 10mins before the event, if you are late your spot may be given to another visitor. Please make sure to bring a copy of your ticket either on your phone or in paper.

Ferry Tip: The first Sunday morning ferry leaving Baltimore at 11.00am, arriving in Cape Clear around 11.45am will get you in in time to do a short walk to An Club venue for the event. Please note that ferry seats are limited, book in advance to ensure you get yours!-


Sep 03 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




An Club
An Club
North Harbour, Cape Clear Island


  • Colin Urwin
    Colin Urwin

    Described as ‘keeping alive the tradition of the Seanchaí’, Colin Urwin is a folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from Co. Antrim. He is well known locally and performs at venues and festivals all over Ireland, the UK and further afield. As well as his beautifully woven stories drawn from the local legend and folklore of his beloved Glens of Antrim, Colin tells many traditional Irish and Scottish folk tales.

    In March 2021 he released his first collection of original songs, A Kind of Love Song, and in July two albums of magical stories entitled The Madman’s Window and The Swan Maiden. He has written a book of folk tales which is due for publication in 2022 with Orkneyology Press.

  • Simone Schümmelfeder
    Simone Schümmelfeder

    Simone is a storyteller, writer and teacher from Germany. In 2006 she started to work as a storyteller and also published her first children’s book together with her twin sister Silke.

    In 2011, with the Irish storyteller Michael Phelan, she founded StoryGate and performs in schools, libraries and on festivals. She also works closely with the Goethe-Institute in Dublin and combines storytelling with language teaching.

    Simone is an active member of the international storytelling ensemble Story-O and takes part in their vibrant and imaginative performances. She has been a teller at Cape Clear over the years.

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