Waterville in County Kerry, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
Commercial Cable Company • 1899-1964
— Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail • 1857-1966 • Stop WV7 —
J.F. Fuller FSA, housed the offices of the
Commercial Cable Company from 1899 to 1964.
Worldwide telegraphs were received and transmitted
from here. Waterville was one of the largest cable
stations in the world with a peak staff of approx.
300. The offices operated 365 days a year round
the clock, with a rotating shift pattern of days
& nights and senior telegraphists on call if
problems arose. "The Operating Room" was located
on the main floor. On the top floor was the
Superintendent's office, along with other senior
staff offices and the "Supper Room".
Researched & Written by Dorothy & Amy Rudd.
[Background photo] Woolstone Bros. Postcard
Walk a short distance, veering left past
Iveragh Terrace, the first family homes built
by CCC and the former sports fields,
until you reach WV8.
Erected by Heritage Iveragh / Oidhreacht Uíbh Ráthaigh.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 5 Iveragh Terrace, Waterville, Munster V23 F991, Ireland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Commercial Cable Company (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Iveragh Lodge (about 150 meters away); Iveragh Lodge • Commercial Cable Company 1st Offices (was about 150 meters away but has been reported missing. ); Latitude 51 49' 50"·54 N. Longitude 10 10' 15"·5 W. (about 180 meters away); Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892 (was about 180 meters away but has been reported missing. ); Mick O'Dwyer (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Charlie Chaplin (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Dr. Thomas George Millerick 1864-1898 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterville.
More about this marker. The marker post mimics the actual transatlantic cable.
Also see . . .
1. Waterville Transatlantic Telegraph Station. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Commercial Cable Company. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail, Waterville. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.