May 31, 2018

Telegraph Cable Festival 2016

In July 2016, we celebrated 150 years since the first successful transatlantic cable was laid between Valentia Island in Ireland and Heart’s Content in Newfoundland, Canada. Connecting for the first time the old world with the new.

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival

Sean Walsh from the Institute of Engineering and Technology showing us his morse code skills #cable - we will be live linking with Heart's Content on 27 July using morse code

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival

Professor Al Gillespie from New Zealand presenting Paper 2 of the Valentia UNESCO World Heritage Status Bid during the opening of the 150th Anniversary Festival in July 2016

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival

Unveilling of Padraig Tarrant 'Connection' Sculpture

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival

Ahead of next week's Valentia Island Lecture and Gala Dinner "Globalisation - Our Interconnected World" we will take a look back at some of the highlights from last year's 150 celebrations starting...

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival. 440 likes. Celebrating 150 years since the laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable connecting Europe with America from Valentia to Heart's Content

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival. 440 likes. Celebrating 150 years since the laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable connecting Europe with America from Valentia to Heart's Content

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To view more photos from the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the successful transatlantic telegraph cable, click the button below.

150th Celebration Album