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To the right of the hostel is the Old Telegraph House, where news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination reached Europe. In those days, ships passing Fastnet Rock on their way to Northern Ireland or Scotland would send a pouch of telegrams by boat to Cape Clear Island for retransmission to Europe. (Not long afterwards, undersea cables made the Old Telegraph House redundant for international traffic.)

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Walking in Ireland - General Information:
Types of walking trips
Resources and Web links

Walks in Northern Ireland:
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Rathlin Island
Guide: Chris Murphy

Walks in Southwest Ireland:
Roaringwater Bay
Sherkin Island
Heir Island
Cape Clear Island
Sheep's Head Way
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Guides: SouthWestWalks Ireland

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