Mary Mulvihill’s guide to Dublin's ingenious and scientific past is a compendium of fascinating stories about the city and county, packed with images, detailed information and lots of places to visit. You’ll discover the ingenious Irish inventors and scientists who changed the world, with ideas and discoveries ranging from the hypodermic syringe to humane hanging, perforated postage stamps and even the Irish algebra that landed a man on the Moon! Even Dubliners will learn lots they never knew about their own city, and it’s all you’d expect from an award-winning writer whose Dublin walking tours are a cult hit.
The five sections 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 place and the story, with links to relevant websites and places to visit. 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.