Clifden Marconi Project – opening 18 September 2016

This is an update to the earlier post of 26 August with pictures from Shane Joyce showing the opening event on 18 September.

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There have been several references to the Marconi radio site at Clifden in Connemara on this site and in the annual newsletter.  This is the latest information we have received from Shane Joyce who has done much to publicise the site and the Marconi connections.

You are all cordially invited to our local opening of the recently completed Clifden Marconi Project which consist of a 4.6km walking trail over the original pathways used by the Marconi personnel.

There is a large number of information panels, “Photoscopes” and Audio devices amongst many other items along the trail.  Alcock & Brown, being a major  part of the story of the site, feature prominently, of course.

The opening has been scheduled to be on during Clifden Arts festival which is a brilliant event in its own right, now in its 39th year.

This alone is well worth a visit to our town.

Clifden Chamber of Commerce were the key local partner which made the project possible.  This is their formal invitation

Chamber Invitation

The other key partners are Failte Ireland and Galway County Council to whom we are very grateful.

As a lead-in to this event there will be a party on Saturday the 17th  under the auspices of the Clifden Chamber

Anyone with Marconi connections will be very welcome to join Shane at this event.  If anyone is considering travelling to Connemara they can contact Shane via the comments field below.

These two pictures are the latest we have received

Power House Photoscope Then & Now

Articles about Clifden were published in the Newsletters for 2008, 2011 and 2013

Below, as a reminder, are some pictures of the site that were published in 2013

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