Guglielmo Marconi - Irish Notes

Broadcast winner of the 1898 Kingstown Regatta to land from his yacht; relics of his experiments kept in Maynooth’s former Museum of Ecclesiology, centred on Rev. Prof. Nicholas Callan, 1799-1864; b. Dromiskin, Co. Louth; ed. Rome; followed Alessandro Volto’s experiments with interest; established a laboratory in Maynooth on his return in 1826; designed “Maynooth battery”; made world’s largest battery by linking 577 cells, powering a magnet that could lift two tons; entry in 8th edn. of Encyc. Brit.; invented the induction coil (transformer), producing estimated 600,000 volts; killed turkeys in demonstrations; website at

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