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In August 2023 a delegation of the key stakeholders of the Valentia end of the Transnational UNESCO project visited  Hearts Content in Newfoundland, home to the landing site of the Canadian end of the Transatlantic Cable. The delegation was led by the newly appointed Mayor of Kerry, Mr Jim Finucane, along with officials from Kerry County Council and the Department of Heritage. Also in the party was a representative group from Valentia and the Cable Foundation.

 

The delegation received a warm reception from their counterparts in Newfoundland including the Minister responsible for Heritage, his officials, representative from Parks Canada,  and the local community at Hearts Content. Hopes for the future were shared, new friendships were forged and actions agreed to move forward on the joint UNESCO application.

 

Leonard Hobbs, chair of the Foundation, at the site of the 1866 cable on the shores of Hearts Content, Newfoundland