What comes to mind when you think of Ireland? For me it’s beer, shamrocks and leprechauns! The Irish have also contributed numerous important inventions and discoveries to the world.
Here are 6 Things You Never Knew Came From Irish Inventors:
The year: 1661
Inventor: Robert Boyle
From: Lismore, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Known as The Father of Modern Chemistry, Boyle published his findings in his famous book The Sceptical Chymist.
A CURE FOR LEPROSY
The year: 1940s
Inventor: Vincent Barry
From: Cork, Republic of Ireland
Saving the lives of more than 15 million people, today Leprosy is eradicated.
The year: 1894
Inventor: John Joly
From: Bracknagh, Republic of Ireland
Changing the way we view the world, Joly was the first to find a successful way of producing color images from a single plate.
THE ATOMIC BOMB
The year: 1944
Inventor: Ernest Walton
From: Abbeyside, Republic of Ireland
Nobel Prize-winning Irish Physicist, Walton was the first to artificially split an atom opening the door for more atomic research.
The year: 1881
Inventor: John Philip Holland
From: Liscannor, Republic of Ireland
Many probably called Holland crazy for his invention of an underwater boat but by the 1990s the U.S Navy was formally engaged in the production of Submarine’s.
The year: 1759
Inventor: Arthur Guinness
From: Celbridge, Republic of Ireland
CLICK HERE for The Science of Guinness Beer!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day