You’ll find all these stories and more in Mary Mulvihill’s great new guide to Dublin's geeky, ingenious and scientific heritage. ‘Ingenious Dublin’ is a compendium of fascinating stories about the city and county, illustrated with archive images and packed with detailed information and places to visit. You’ll discover the famous Irish scientists and inventors whose ideas and discoveries changed the world, from the stethoscope and the syringe, to humane hanging, perforated postage stamps and even William Rowan Hamilton's quaternions, which you could say helped to land a man on the Moon!
The five chapters are: the River Liffey, Port and docks; Dublin city centre south (from the Liffey to the Grand Canal); city centre north (from the Liffey to the Royal Canal); and then a circuit of the south and north county, to finish at Loughshinny. Each entry gives you the location and story, and links to relevant websites and places to visit.
The new book is essential reading for anyone interested in exploring hidden Dublin – even native Dubliners will learn lots they never knew! It’s all you’d expect from an award-winning writer whose quirky guided walking tours of Dublin have become something of a cult hit.
The complete set of 10 maps is in a free companion Kindle book, 'Ingenious Dublin Maps', available to download from the publisher’s website (www.ingeniousireland.ie).
'Ingenious Dublin' is a must for anyone interested in the history of science and Irish science, one of the best new books about Dublin this year. It is greatly a expanded, revised and updated digital edition of the Dublin section from 'Ingenious Ireland', Mary Mulvihill's award-winning guide to Ireland's scientific heritage, first published in 2002.