This is an event that will celebrate the island's rich heritage, with the transatlantic cable and communications being a major theme. All three communications elements on the Island; the cable, 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.
Witness the opening of Cromwell Point Lighthouse which will be opening to the public for the very first time. 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. The event aims to celebrate with the wider community, to reunite the family descendants' who were a 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.
Highlights of the event include lectures, tours, hikes and walks, children's activities, live traditional Irish music, gala dinner, special guest Cyrus Field IV – great, great grandson of the inspirational leader of the first Atlantic Cable ... and lots more!