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Episode 5 - Valentia Observatory

The story of Valentia Observatory in Co. Kerry begins with a shipwreck in 1859. It continues with the laying of the first telegraphic cable from America to Europe, the Irish Civil War, the moving of the Observatory from Valentia Island to the mainland at Cahirciveen and the evolution of meteorology from once daily observations to continuous measurement of earth and sky.

This month Keith Lambkin – Senior Climatologist at Met Éireann – joins Liz and Noel to discuss all things geophysical and meteorological from his time as Chief Scientist at Valentia Observatory.

Paul Moore has the weather and climate stats for September, while the Met Éireann Trad band “Ceo” perform two traditional tunes “Dingle Regatta” and “The Nightingale” to close out the episode.

Liz Walsh, Keith Lambkin, Noel Fitzpatrick

Liz Walsh, Keith Lambkin, Noel Fitzpatrick

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