Taoiseach Listens to the Radio!

During his recent visit to the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland at the Volvo Ocean RAce Global Village, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny listened intently to Frank McCurry as he outlined the history of the development of the radio.
He was particularly fascinated by the significance of the Clifden Radio station that was opened by Marconi in 1907 and which represented the first point-to-point fixed wireless service connecting Europe with North America.
Thus it was in Galway that the 'Global Village' was born!
An Taoiseach sent a personal email to curator Brendan Smith afterwards stating how impressed he was with the efforts to safeguard Ireland's technology heritage and that he hoped the museum will become an outstanding success!

Museum Board member Frank is one of the foremost experts in Ireland on Morse Code, Guglielmo Marconi and early radio and has appeared in an episode of the BBC series Coast along with his GMIT colleague Tony Frawley on Clifden and Marconi.

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