There will be the unveiling of a ‘Rocket Car’ which was used as a lifesaving apparatus used by the RNLI. It was a device that was attached to a horse and a lifesaving apparatus was launched from the shore at distances of up 400 metres to save crews in distress. There will be a blessing of the Rocket Car on Sunday at 12:00 at the Clock Tower.
Eoghan Leahan is to speak at the Gathering at 2pm on Saturday June 2nd in St. John the Baptist Church
The presentation is entitled “Commissioners of Irish Lights and Lighthouses of Ireland” and will provide information on the history and role of Irish Lights together with a pictorial tour of lighthouses around the Irish coast. Eoghan Lehane is the Operations & Property Manager with the Commissioners of Irish Lights. For more lectures click here
- The Transatlantic Communications and Light Gathering Timetable is here
- Descendants of the Founders of the Transatlantic Cable gather on Valentia Island