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Galway to Clifden

Coast ventures to the storm-battered Atlantic shore of Ireland's north west coast. Neil Oliver visits an Atlantic sea monitoring station off the coast of Galway.

Coast ventures to the storm-battered Atlantic shore of Ireland's majestic north west coast. Neil Oliver visits an Atlantic sea monitoring station off the coast of Galway. Further up the coast at Clifden, Dick Strawbridge leads a team of radio experts trying to recreate 100-year-old technology developed by Marconi, who sent the first commercial wireless messages across the Atlantic using steam generators powered by peat and an antenna over half a mile long.

14 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Neil Oliver
Presenter Dick Strawbridge
Executive Producer William Lyons
Series Producer Steve Evanson

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