Guglielmo Marconi was a native of Italy and a 1909 Nobel Prize winner in physics. In May 1898 Marconi along with his assistant Kemp resided at what is now commonly known as Marconi’s cottage which lies within walking distance of Ballycastle seafront (3 miles). The house was used to carry out radio transmission experiments to and from Rathlin Island. Unfortunately due to the lack of initiative on local councils part the cottage was purchased privately and is now somebody’s home.
It’s a beautiful but rather cold spot that awakens you to pioneering spirit of Marconi and his accomplice during those early days of radio experimentation.
Take the east A2 coast road and take the first left onto Carrickmore Road and follow it until you find another left turn, adjacent to Maguire’s Strand Caravan Park, continue to the end of this road where you will find a car park at the far side of which is Marconi’s cottage.