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Spanish Point is a small resort with a beautiful sandy beach and golf course.

It earned its name because of the Spaniards who were buried here after the wreck of their Armada ships along the coast in 1588.

One of the ships was wrecked on the reefs off of nearby Mutton Island.

More than a thousand men were lost, and many of their bodies were carried by the tide to Spanish Point.

Today, you can hire a currach in the fishing village of Quilty and visit the site of the wreck.

Spanish Point is home of the Atlantic Hotel which was built in 1810 and was promoted as the largest hotel in the British Isles.

The hotel closed in 1930 after the Irish War of Independence, as it had relied upon members of the British nobility for income.

Spanish Point is home to Spanish Point golf course which at over 110 years old is one of the oldest courses in Ireland.

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