Marconi Festival this weekend!

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The annual Marconi Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday (1st and 2nd August) at Ballycastle’s sea front.

This is the fifteenth year that the event has been held and organised by the Marconi Radio Group.

The group is supported by the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Festivals fund.

The event marks the work of Marconi, Kemp and Granville in 1898 when the world’s first commercial signal was sent from Rathlin to Ballycastle across water.

The club will be sending signals across the world on Saturday and Sunday from the seafront in memory of the work of the great Marconi.

A variety of events will take place over the weekend including Community Rescue Service, car boot sales, live music, line dancers, PSNI, Coastguard displays all day, Ballymoney old vehicle vintage car club, display vintage tractors, North Antrim Model flying club displays, dog show, bonnie baby competition, teddy bears picnic at seafront, judging of best built sandcastle, children’s entertainment and radio transmissions will take place all day from the Marconi Radio Group unit at the seafront.

On Sunday evening the event will close with the traditional tug-o-war organised by Ballycastle Community Development Group at 7pm,

Also on Sunday, Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market are looking forward to supporting the Marconi festival again this year!

Fresh aromas, vivid colours, eclectic treasures, buzzing crowds – a mere stroll amongst the many stalls of an Artisan Market are enough to invigorate the senses and whet the appetite.