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Valentia

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Valencia

(vəlĕn`shēə), island (1991 pop. 680), c.7 mi (11.3 km) long and 2 mi (3.2 km) wide, off the coast of Co. Kerry, SW Republic of Ireland. Its slate, once famous, is no longer quarried, and the island is now best known as the eastern terminus of the first permanent transatlantic cable, laid (1866) by the Great Eastern and connecting Valentia with Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. The cable station is at Knightstown. Glanleam, the old estate of the knight of Kerry, has subtropical gardens.
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The women were brought up to the top, one at a time, while the coastguard helicopter and Valentia Lifeboat provided spotlights during the two-hour rescue.
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The alternative route for vehicles will be via - (a) Shields Road, Sutton Street and Fossway (in respect of 1 (a) to (d) above; and (b) Trojan Avenue, Valentia Avenue and Fossway (in respect of 1 (e) above).
The lifeboat crew were stood down after Valentia Coast Guard received information that all the canoes had safely reached the Clare shore at Two Mile Gate.
Dunham Greyhound Centre British Bred Puppy Derby: 1 Witton Tom, 2 Killieford Blaze, 3 Hanbury Ron (m), 4 Black Rock (m), 5 Romeo Machine (w), 6 Valentia Zig (w).
Send a couple bucks: 5335 S Valentia Way #401, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
The concert follows the Circle Singers' first overseas visit at Easter 2006, when they were hosted by Musicae Parole, in the old Roman town of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria, southern Italy.
(The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College recently devoted an entire exhibition to these fugitive events, which have often taken place in isolated venues.) One room housed film footage from Ghostship, a decommissioned lightship treated with phosphorescent paint that haunted Scotsman's Bay near Dublin for three weeks in 1999, and Stabat Mater, 2004, a performance of Pergolesi's impassioned eighteenth-century composition in a deserted grotto--part industrial quarry, part religious shrine--on the remote island of Valentia, off the southwest coast of Ireland.
The psychiatric unit in the Tralee hospital, which includes the Valentia and Reask wards, accommodates up to 50 short term patients.