Discover Ingenious Dublin
Where in Dublin can you see a Victorian diving bell? What about the site of the world’s first earthquake experiment? Or the world’s first sports radio broadcast? And did you hear about the Dublin algebra that helped to land a man on the Moon?
Ingenious Dublin has all these fascinating stories and more. The book is packed with information, places to visit and illustrations, and covers the city and county, from Skerries windmills to Ballybetagh’s fossil deer, and all celebrating Dublin’s rich geek history of discovery and invention.
You can read Ingenious Dublin on any device (smartphone, iPad, PC… ) simply download the free Kindle software or app.
The book is written by our guide and award-winning author, Mary Mulvihill, herself a native Dubliner. Amazon price €4.99
Ingenious Dublin Maps
The full set of 10 maps, with over 80 Ingenious Dublin locations in the port and bay, city centre and county, are in a separate free companion Kindle book, Ingenious Dublin Maps. Download the free book of maps here (mobi file).
Ingenious Dublin is a greatly expanded, revised and updated version of the Dublin section from Ingenious Ireland, our earlier book (see below).
Ingenious Ireland guidebook
In a 32-county tour, the book explores intriguing inventions and discoveries, fascinating fossils and landscapes, and much more besides. You’ll be amazed what you learn about each county. Stories include: why half of Ireland really belongs to North America, and why Connemara rain is so salty. Why the shamrock is a sham, and the Dublin Bay prawn is a fraud.
Complete with maps, and packed with illustrations, as well as details of what to see and places to visit.
Ingenious Ireland won a number of awards, including the Science Journalist of the Year Award, and the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland publication award. (It’s not just a geeks guide, though they’ll love it too!)
Ingenious Ireland Online for schools
The book also inspired an interactive online educational resource, Ingenious Ireland Online. This links Irish inventions, discoveries and natural wonders to the Junior Cert Science curriculum. It was developed with help from the Junior Science Support Service, and combines interactive investigations, educational resources and careers information for students and life-long learners.
More about Mary’s other books here.