Eight Wonder - Valentia Transatlantic Cable Station Experience Eight Wonder - Valentia Transatlantic Cable Station Experience

Enjoy a stay at The Royal Valentia with our Transatlantic Cable Station Experience

Eighth Wonder at the Valentia Cable Station

Over 150 years ago, the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable was laid between Valentia Island in Ireland and Heart’s Content in Newfoundland, Canada, connecting the Old World with the new World.  The wire that changed the world, the Eighth Wonder of the World, reduced the time to send a message across the ocean from weeks to minutes and heralded the birth of global communications.


The laying of the Transatlantic Cable is a story of human endurance, science, adventure and genius and is told in the immersive visitor experience at the Valentia Cable Station.  Listen to the entrepreneur Cyrus Field I and the Knight of Kerry regale about their adventure, try to send your own morse code message and try to break the code, learn about the underwater cables of today and how communications technology has changed.

 runs throughout October to March.

  • 2 night midweek stay any Sunday to Thursday - Bed & Breakfast
  • Free upgrade to best available room
  • Guided tour  of Valentia Islands Transatlantic Cable Station.
 €125 per person based on 2 persons sharing - upgrades & single room occupancy available, group enquiries welcome!

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