Marconi: The Irish Connection (Broadcasting and Irish Society Series)

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The pioneer of radio communication, Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), had an Irish mother, Annie Jameson, and married, as his first wife, Beatrice O’Brien, daughter of Lord Inchiquin of Dromoland Castle, County Clare. This study traces Marconi’s Irish and Italian family connections, and his work in Ireland, in particular the installations of his radio signalling stations at Crookhaven, Ballybunion and Clifden, which in 1907 was the most advanced station of its kind in the world. ...
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Overview

The pioneer of radio communication, Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), had an Irish mother, Annie Jameson, and married, as his first wife, Beatrice O’Brien, daughter of Lord Inchiquin of Dromoland Castle, County Clare. This study traces Marconi’s Irish and Italian family connections, and his work in Ireland, in particular the installations of his radio signalling stations at Crookhaven, Ballybunion and Clifden, which in 1907 was the most advanced station of its kind in the world.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 15
2 The Marconi ancestry 21
3 Marconi - the early years in Italy and England 26
4 Marconi arrives in Ireland 37
5 Kingstown Regatta and the royal sequel 43
6 Edwin Glanville, unsung hero of wireless telegraphy 53
7 Marconi's wireless station, Crookhaven, Co. Cork, 1901-22 60
8 The great leap (Il Grande Salto) across the Atlantic from Ireland to Canada 73
9 Guglielmo Marconi and Beatrice O'Brien, 1905-24 89
10 Guglielmo Marconi - patron of the arts 95
11 Further activities of Marconi, 1922-37 101
App. 1 'The meaning and possibilities of wireless telegraphy' by Professor G. F. Fitzgerald, 1898 115
App. 2 The induction coil of Nicholas Callan, 1836 119
App. 3 Comparison of inductive and radiative wireless transmissions 122
App. 4 Marconi's review of his progress up to 1905 132
App. 5 Marconi's Nobel lecture, 1909 148
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