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New Marconi story board at the Marine Hotel

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lisa.gregg@thechronicle.uk.com

A BRAND new story board has been unveiled at the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle which tells the story of the link between Marconi and Ballycastle.

Claire Hunter, Director of the Marine Hotel, along with members of Ballycastle Museum and other members of the community came together to bring the story to life!

Speaking to The Chronicle, Claire said: “We at the hotel are always trying to find ways to get guests and visitors to linger longer in Ballycastle to see more of what the town has on offer.

“Therefore last year we decided that we needed to let people know why Marconi‘s bistro was called Marconi‘s bistro.

“The link between Marconi and Ballycastle is one that we should be shouting about at every available opportunity.

“Because I didn’t know anything about Marconi my first port of call was Kevin McGowan at Friends of Ballycastle Museum. He was able to do some research both on Rathlin and with the Antrim Glenn’s history Society and with the help of the Cecil family has come up with a huge storyboard telling about Marconi’s links with Ballycastle.

“This is displayed just inside the bistro doors on the left and everyone local and visitors are very welcome to pop in and have a look and hopefully stay for some food.

“We are in active communication with tour operators to get buses and small tours to stop at the hotel and learn a little bit of extra history on the way round the coast.”

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