Piece of Early Transatlantic Cable Donated to Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland

Jul 19 2021 Posted: 15:19 IST

Dr Cornelia Connolly donates a piece of the Transatlantic Cable to Brendan Smith, Education and Public Engagement Officer, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway.  The cable promises to be a wonderful historical piece and a popular exhibit at the NUI Galway, Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland (https://ccmireland.com/).  

The Transatlantic Cable was laid from Valentia in County Kerry to Newfoundland in Canada in the 1800’s – an amazing engineering feat to happen not long after the Irish famine and a short number of years before the establishment of our University.  The laying of the cable established Ireland as a hub for telecommunications. 

To read more about the Transatlantic Cable check out the following:   

Also check out the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland (https://ccmireland.com/).

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