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The 2017 Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival will take place on Friday, 14 July with the Valentia Telegraph Cable Lecture and Commemorative Dinner ‘Globalisation – Our Interconnected World’. Futher details and information on how to purchase tickets will be available shortly.

On Wednesday, 13 July 2016, Valentia celebrated 150 years since the departure of the Great Eastern from Foilhammerum Bay on 13 July 1866 until Sunday, 17 July. The Festival honours Valentia Island’s historical and cultural significance as the home of modern communications. The Festival is organised by local volunteers. Your support is gratefully appreciated.