Telephone Cable for crossing The Irish Sea Completed

The city section of telephone cable that will link the GPO with Holyhead has now been completed. The cable, which will cross underwater from Holyhead to Howth, has now been run all the way to the GPO in the heart of the city. From there, the lines go on to the south of the country and to the Belfast. All customers will, once the undersea lines have been completed, find it far easier to make calls to Britain with an increase in sound quality. The completed undersea lines will replace those between Port Mora and Donaghadee that were laid in 1893.

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