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#MarconiDays – To celebrate the 115th anniversary of the first radio report of a sporting event with a sailing race in Dublin Bay, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire will be staging Marconi Days this week between 19-21 July, writes Jehan Ashmore.
Importantly it was the Kingstown Regatta of 1923 which played a big part in radio history, where the wireless communications pioneer Guglielmo Marconi (whose mother was Irish) conducted the first ship-to-shore telegraphic transmissions of a sporting event.
The regatta results were received at the Harbourmaster's House (currently Moran Park House), in front of the Royal Marine Hotel from where Marconi was based and where a guest suite is named in his honour.
On each of the Marconi Days, there will be tours, demonstrations and refreshments available to museum visitors. For further information contact the NMMI Tel: (01) 2143964 or by email: [email protected]