2016 Festival Events

Wednesday, 13 July
7.30pm Official Launch of Professor Donard de Cogan’s Book “They talk along the deep” – 100 years of cable history The Royal Hotel
8.15pm Official Launch of UNESCO World Heritage Paper 2 with Professor Al Gillespie The Royal Hotel
9.00pm Remembrance Walk to Bray Tower Bray Tower Car Park
10.30pm Official Festival Opening by Cyrus Field IV, Sir Adrian FitzGerald, 24th Knight of Kerry and Gordon Graves Cable Monument
11.00pm Fireworks Display Cable Monument
Thursday, 14 July
11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm Minecraft and Scratch  Workshops —Coderdojo DarEarca  Booking Required Lighthouse
4.00pm Residential plaque unveiling of the home of First Superintendent of the Cable Station, James Graves (by great, great grandson Gordon Graves) Atlantic Villa, Knightstown
6.30pm Welcome Reception and Celebration Dinner The Royal Hotel
Friday, 15 July
5.00pm Cable Swim—Valentia Island Triathlon Club Meet at Lifeboat Station 
7.00pm History of the Cable Lecture with Donard De Cogan St John the Baptist Church
Saturday, 16 July
11.45am Early Simple Machines with LEGO LearnIt—CoderDojo DarEarca – Booking Required – 4-6 year olds) The Royal Hotel
1.00pm Junior Robotics with LEGO LearnIt—CoderDojo DarEarca – Booking Required—7-9 year olds The Royal Hotel
3.00pm, 4.30pm Senior Engineering with LEGO LearnIt—CoderDojo DarEarca – Booking Required —9-12 year olds The Royal Hotel
5.00pm Cable Cycle—Valentia Island Triathlon Club Town Clock
7.00pm History of Valentia Island Lecture with Michael Lyne St John the Baptist Church
9.30pm Music in local bars  
Sunday, 17 July
12.00pm —5.00pm Mobile Planetarium The Royal Hotel
1.00pm Festival BBQ and Funfair Royal Hotel Garden
9.30pm Music in local bars
Thursday—Sunday
10.00am—5.00pm Transatlantic Cable Special Exhibition  (entrance fee) The Heritage Centre
11.00am—5.00pm Children’s Exhibition Cable Station
11.00am—5.00pm Exhibition of Dudley Paintings Cable Station
10.30am—5.30pm Children’s Historical Points Passport—ActiveMe and Heritage Society Tourist Office
10.30am—5.30pm Historical Walk of Knightstown—ActiveMe and Heritage Society Tourist Office
Wednesday, 27 July
5.00pm Unveiling of Cable Connections Sculpture Cable Station
6.00pm Live Link with Heart’s Content recognising first successful message Cable Station