I-LOFAR Exploring the Radio Universe from Ireland

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The Irish Low Frequency Array (I-LOFAR) was awarded €1.4 million from Science Foundation Ireland in January 2016. This funding allowed for the building of a cutting-edge radio telescope at Birr Castle, which connected Ireland to the International LOFAR Telescope, utilising HEAnet’s high-speed network.

How does HEAnet support this?

HEAnet is providing a 10Gbit/s circuit for the I-Lofar project from Birr Castle to the LOFAR core node at Groningen in the Netherlands.

To learn more about I-LOFAR, please visit

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