Crookhaven is a village in West Cork, on the southwestern-most tip of the island of Ireland.
The village name is attributed to the Crooke family, initially Sir Thomas Crooke, who were granted large estates in West Cork in the early 1600s.
From the 1600s, the village was an important port for ships to take shelter around, before or after a long voyage traveling between Europe and the United States.
Crookhaven was also used by Guglielmo Marconi from 1901 to 1914, as a location for experiments in wireless and ship-to-shore communication.
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