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Cahersiveen in County Kerry, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Atlantic College of Wireless & Cable Telegraphy

1911 • 1919

 

— Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail .1857-1966. Stop C5 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
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This Marconi Licensed college was founded here in 1911 by Maurice Fitzgerald, formerly of Ballinskelligs Cable Station.

Many wireless and cable operators were trained here, including Republican Volunteer Con Keating of Reenard, Cahersiveen. Con and fellow Volunteers, Dan Sheehan and Charlie Monahan, died on Good Friday 1916 when their car plunged over Ballykissane Pier, Killorglin, after they took a wrong turn during a mission to seal radio equipment from the college for the 1916 Rising. They were the first fatalities of the Rising.

In 1919 the college was transferred to Dublin. The building also served as a hospital and County Council offices.

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Morse Keys from the collection of Brian O'Daly

• Old Photograph showing the Atlantic College Building & Railway, Cahersiveen.
 
Erected by Heritage Iveragh / Oidhreacht Uíbh Ráthaigh.
 
Location. 51° 57.021′ N, 10° 13.292′ W. Marker is in Cahersiveen, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is on

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By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
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Post mimics the transatlantic cable
Brendan's Terrace 0.2 kilometers east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ringforts (within shouting distance of this marker); Sive Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railway (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Railway and O'Connell (about 90 meters away); The Barracks Heritage Centre (about 210 meters away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Presentation Convent (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); O'Connell Memorial Church (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahersiveen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail, Cahersiveen. (Submitted on November 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cable Stations. (Submitted on November 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications. (Submitted on November 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsEducationMan-Made Features
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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