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The man who ‘invented’ the electron

You could say that the electron, one of nature’s fundamental particles, was invented by the Irish physicist George Johnstone Stoney (1826-1911). Stoney, born at Oakley Park, Clareen, was the first science professor at the then new university of Queen’s College Galway (now NUI Galway). A great champion of the metric system, Stoney believed science would […]

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Ingenious talks at Ignite Dublin 6

From everyone’s favourite invention, to DIY synthetic biology… from weighing the earth, to hacking at the kitchen table… just some of the talks at the Science Gallery this Thursday, February 10 for the next Ignite Dublin event. We’re really looking forward to hearing ‘Sugru Woman‘, Jane ní Dhulchaointigh talking about her ingenious invention, the silicon […]

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Rambling round (ingenious) Ireland

When the book of Ingenious Ireland was published, everyone asked if I had travelled the length and breadth of the country for the research.  And while I did clock up a lot of miles, most of the ‘travelling’ was actually done in the National Library, in Kildare Street, reading and leafing through old books, maps […]

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New guided tour of Tara launched

New technology brings Ireland’s ancient capital to life From horse sacrifices to kingship rituals, from burials to battles . . . visitors to Tara can now explore over 4,000 years of history and archaeology, and all the monuments on the hill, with a new audio guided tour. The commentary is accompanied by music, sound effects […]

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The Ryder Cup . . . and us!

The Irish Times business and technology editor, John Collins, puts together a really useful list of apps and other online resources every week in his weblog column. This week’s column includes Nokia’s new Ryder Cup app . . . and our new tours! Nice to be in such good company. And as John says, even […]

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The geeks guide to Dublin likes our tour!

The Euroscientist.com sent a reporter on a geeks guide to Dublin.  He was scouting for things to do in Dublin for the hordes of scientists who will descend in 2012, when the City of Science and the Euroscience Open Forum will both take place in Dublin.  And happily he really liked our geology walking tour!

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Our new guided geology tour if Dublin makes the news!

We had a full house for our first geology walking tour of Dublin, the media were there, the weather fairy smiled on us, and Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan gave us an enthusiastic and good humoured launch — pointing out that ‘Dublin on the Rocks’ is not  to be taken as an economic description! […]

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New Dublin walking tour, 500 million years in the making!

New geology walking tour of Dublin Jurassic creatures, time travel, and some little-known Irish rock art PRESS RELEASE An unusual new Dublin guided tour is taking people back in time and face-to-face with Jurassic creatures, just by strolling the city streets. Called ‘Dublin Rocks’, the walking tour explores the very fabric of the city’s landscape […]

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