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Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station in Clifden

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Marconi station a historic place of transatlantic communications


Gugliemo Marconi was the son of an rich Italian landowner and the daughter of Andrew Jameson (Jameson’s Irish Whiskey).
His life was dedicated to the development of the wireless communication which inventions granted him to be a physic nobel prize. He died in 1937 after 40 years of working in radio communications.

He transmitted for first time a wireless message from the station of Poldhu (Cornwall) to Newfoundland in 1901.
The site of Marconi station was the first transatlantic emitter station : inaugurated the 17th October 1907, the station send a message to the New York Times at 11:30am.
Unfortunately in 1922, the struggles of civil war led to heavy damages to the station. It was never rebuild.

Now the site is a memorial and a place to take a walk among sheep and the peat fields. Stay on paths as it could be dangerous to walk on bogs.

It is also the place were, for the first time, a plane landed after a transatlantic flight without stops : Alcock and Brown landed the 15th June 1919 after 3,500 km and 16h30 above the seas. A white monument show were the plane landed.

Clifden and the little village of Derrigimlagh were so a major place in the early 20th Century and remains now as point of departure for various and pleasant walks in the Connemara.

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

Marconi Station, Clifden

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