Descendants of the founders of the Transatlantic Cable gather on Valentia Island
Marking the relationship of Cyrus Field IV and Sir Adrian Fitzgerald as well as the Gathering launch set for June
This is an event that will celebrate the island’s rich heritage with the Transatlantic Cable and communications will be a major theme over the weekend. All three communications elements on the Island; the cable station, the radio station, and the lighthouse will be explored through a series of insightful and interesting lectures. There will also be the opportunity to take various tours of these significant sites.
As well as soaking up the traditional island welcome and some great live music this weekend will afford you the opportunity to mingle in the company of friends old and new. ‘We aim to celebrate with the wider community, to reunite the family descendants’ who were part of that glorious age, and also tell the world that Valentia is ready to once again take its rightful place as a centre for heritage preservation and communications innovation,’ said Anthony O’Connell, one of the organisers.
For more information on this exciting event visit www.valentiawelcomestheworld.com, call Valentia Island Tourist Office on +353 (66) 9476985 or email email@example.com.