Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish national day of celebration, and we are highlighting just some of the multitude of Irish scientific innovations that have made a difference in our world.

Ireland has been a leader in the world of science innovation for centuries.  Today, we have one of the most dynamic research and development communities in the world. Individuals such as Dr. Luke O’Neill from Trinity College Dublin have made significant discoveries in recent years.

Below, we are highlighting some of the most innovative and quirkiest discoveries and innovations made in Ireland over the centuries.

Lá fheile Padraig sona daoibh as Acorn Regulatory  – this means –  ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Acorn Regulatory’.

St. Patrick's Day Ireland Land of Discovery Acorn Regulatory

 

These snippets of information were taken from an excellent book entitled ‘The Little Book of Irish Science‘ which was published in 2016 by Science Foundation Ireland.   You can read the entire book by clicking the link above.

 

PS – image on the home page of the castle was taken at the Rock of Cashel which is one of Ireland’s oldest and best known historical sites (and it is close to our offices).  The Gaelic version of its name is Caislean Pádraig which means St. Patrick’s Rock. St. Patrick is associated with much of the mythology of the Rock of Cashel.

If you are ever in Ireland you really should visit it!