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RADIO PRISON ON THE AIR!

I recently went to Cork on holiday, and one of the many great places I visited was Cork City Goal.  The Goal was a stunning building originally opened in 1824 as part of a wave of new prisons which considered things like hygiene and moral improvement to be important for prisoner reform.  The building has been beautifully restored, and the museum has a great self-guided tour you can do.  However, the main attraction for me turned out to be nothing about incarceration and all about radio waves. 

I had got nearly to the end of the self-guided tour and was heading into the gift shop (which unusually was not at the end of the tour), when I overheard one of the guides say:

‘I’m going to switch Marconi on’