This captivating book of Irish history and civilization is without a doubt, not your usual humdrum historical account of names, dates and battles. It is written in plain language for people of all ages. There is an enormous amount of information packed into a fairly short book. According to one review,
Brighid O'Sullivan has worn many hats. She attended college for nursing and writing. She ran two businesses of her own, one in sales and the other sewing wedding gowns. Now she writes Irish historical fiction and all about Ireland, which she visits often. Brighid has written for History Magazine, History Channel magazine, and also writes a blog centered on history, travel, and all things Irish . She lives in Western NY with her adoring husband, her amusing grand-children and a few goldfish.
It constantly amazes me how many scientific discoveries were made right in Ireland. Most people don't know that. The island of Ireland is a fascinating place, full of folklore and legend, its own unique music of pipe, horn and drum, the friendliest people on earth, and a 2000 year old language but few of us know just how many scientific discoveries come from this magical place. Things that have saved lives for generation after generation, advanced technology, and changed the way the rest of the world lives. All of it for the better. Ireland is more than hundreds of years of turmoil, famine and loss. Much more and the fact that this blessed place has given back to mankind in her own time of trial and tribulation is a mystery to us all. Read the book and learn it all.
100 Things You Didn't Know About Ireland
45. John Joly from County Offaly changed the way we see the world. He invented color photography in 1894. This Irish genius is also responsible for the treatment of radiation in cancer patients. He also invented the thermometer, a steam calorimeter for measuring heat energy, and attempted to tell the age of the earth by using salt in the oceans.