THE SOCIAL CLUB 1919

The Social Club at the Marconi Station The Social Club at the Marconi Station was built in 1907 when the telegraph station was started operations. The social club was a small structure compared with the others on the Marconi Station Site.  The social club was …

Engineers Bungalow

The Chief Engineers Bungalow The Engineers Bungalow at the Marconi Station was a u shaped single storey structure. The engineer’s bungalow was the largest residence on site at the Marconi Station.  The building housed the chief engineer who engineered the Marconi stations day to day …

Marconi Station Railway

Marconi Station Railway History The Marconi Railway was a narrow gauge railway that served the Marconi Station complex.  In 1907, Clifden and Connemara received a second railway called the Marconi Express and Derrigimbla.  The narrow gauge single track railway was of 2 foot gauge.  The …

The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse was the 2nd biggest structure at the Marconi Station. Its uses had several functions in order to produce the power necessary to operate the Marconi Station.  The powerhouse manned and operated 24 hours and 7 days a week.  The powerhouse was operated by …

Alcock and Brown Flight

History of Alcock and Brown Flight In 1919 at St John’s Airfield in Newfoundland Canada one of the most important events took place in civil aviation history. Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur Witten Brown from England made history by piloting the first non-stop trans-Atlantic …

Conedensor House

Conedensor House Marconi Station Site The condenser house was the biggest structure on the Marconi Station Site. Alcock and Brown landed 300metres south of the condenser house on a flat open bog plain. The main purpose of the condenser house was to receive and transmit …

Alcock And Brown

Guided Walking Tours Of Alcock and Brown and Marconi Station By Simon (BA: Archaeology) Alcock and Browne Marconi Sightseeing is based near Clifden in Co. Galway (R341rd). We give guided tourism information and sightseeing in this most historical place of the development of communications and …