2021 Milestones

Restoration work is complete at the Cable Station, visitor numbers exceed 20,000 Focus shifts to the other relevant sites in the ensemble The Innovation Hub receives its first tenants The campaign for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List gathers pace  

Digital Hub Workshop

We facilitated a first workshop in the Cable Station on Saturday April 13th 2019 to start the process of defining the theme and scope for the Hub element of the project. Speakers included representatives from the Dingle Hub, the Sneem Hub and the Ludgate Hub from Skibbereen along with local..Read More

2020 Milestones

Formal application submitted for consideration to the Irish Tentative List for potential future nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List The initial visitors centre and museum is opened at the Cable Station Work begins on restoring the Cable Station Plans are defined for the Innovation Hub at the Cable Station

Valentia Cable Station handed to the people of Valentia

A major milestone in the project was completed on July 13th, when the historic Cable Station building, was handed over by the current owner, Mrs Ranka Pollmeier, and was accepted on behalf of the people of Valentia by the new Mayor of Kerry, Ms Norma Foley. In welcoming the handover..Read More

Rural Regeneration Grant Funding EUR1.37m granted to KCC

Our colleagues in Kerry County Council made a major submission to the 2018 call of the Department of Rural and Community Development’s €1bn ‘Rural Regeneration and Development Plan’ , 2019-2027, which proposed a mixed use at the Cable station, combining a heritage centre on the ground floor and innovation hub..Read More

Fáilte Ireland awards ‘The Transatlantic Cable Story’ EUR161k

In October, the Minister for Sports and Tourism, Mr. Brendan Griffin announced a grant of €161K for the Cable Station from Fáilte Ireland under The Wild Atlantic Way 2018 Grants Scheme in the presence of the Kerry County Manager Moira Murrell, the Newfoundland Minister for Tourism, Culture and Industry, Mr..Read More

Telegraph Reconnection

Celebrating the 1866 Newfoundland to Valentia inaugural Trans-Atlantic telegraph message with IET Ireland and Kerry Radio Club @ The Cable Station, Knightstown from 2pm – more details available at https://valentiacable.com/events/reconnecting-valentia-hearts-content-2018/

Valentia Lecture Series 2018

July 13th 2018 saw the 3rd annual Valentia Lecture and Gala with speakers: Ms Irina Bokova former Director-General of UNESCO (2009-2017); Professor Genevieve Bell Vice President for Strategy at Intel and a distinguished Professor at the Australian National University; Dr Robert Mauro, Director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston..Read More