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The cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, the European end of the Atlantic Cable.
|The cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, the European end of the Atlantic Cable.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: PX8279|
|Description: The European terminus of the 1865 Atlantic cable was on top of the remote cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, on the island of Valentia in the west of Ireland, where it was connected to the existing land line. In this image, cowds of onlookers watch the 'Great Eastern' depart.|
|Creator: Robert Dudley (artist), Thos Picken: Day & Son (engravers)|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|