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The Botanic Gardens Podcast Tour : Red

The Botanic Gardens Podcast Tour : Red What links the alphabet with Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens and an ingenious Cherokee chief? Find out on this audio guided tour of the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin — the ‘alphabet tree’ is just one of the many fascinating stories  featured on our Red tour of the historic gardens. Other […]

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The Botanic Gardens Podcast Tour : Yellow

The Botanic Gardens Ingenious Ireland Podcast tour: Yellow Do you want to know who lives in one of the fanciest houses in Glasnevin? And hear how early botanical gardens were the pharmacy shops of their day? Come on this audio guided tour and we will bring on a fascinating walk around Ireland’s National Botanic Gardens in […]

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New digital walking tours of Ingenious Dublin

Press release Tuesday October 16th 2102: on Hamilton Day, the day quaternions were invented in Dublin in 1843 As hundreds of geeks gather in Dublin for the WebSummit… two new city walking tours are launched to celebrate Ireland’s many great inventions and scientific discoveries. Did you know. . . that Dublin algebra helped to land […]

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How statistics helped to make Guinness good!

An important statistical technique was invented at Guinness’s Dublin brewery, as part of quality control in 1908.  By helping to improve the product, it helped to make Guinness an international brand.  An extract from our new book, Ingenious Dublin, for Arthur’s Day 2012. If you wanted to know the average height of the Irish population […]

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New book celebrates Dublin inventions, discoveries and hidden stories

  Think you know Dublin? Press release: August 27th 2012 Where in Dublin can you peer inside a Victorian diving bell? Or see the skeleton of Tommy, the prince’s elephant? Where was the world’s first earthquake experiment done? Did you know the hypodermic syringe was invented in the former Meath Hospital? And that Dublin algebra […]

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What inventions should be in our new tour?

From the stethoscope and the hypodermic syringe to Sudocrem… there are lots of ingenious inventions associated with Dublin and Ireland.  There are also some tasty ones — like milk chocolate and flavoured crisps — and rather a lot of boozy ones too (think: whiskey,  Bailey’s Irish cream, Irish coffee and draught Guinness in a can). […]

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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 Dublin guided tour gets a rave review on RTE!

The Mooney show on RTE Radio 1 gave our geology walking tour a rave review.  Just wish I could link to a podcast, so that you could hear Richard Collins, and all those nice things he said about us so enthusiastically!

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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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