they think of things like ‘The Island of Saints and Scholars’,
The Book of Kells, our great writers,
Irish music, and so on. Ireland has little by way of a scientific
heritage – right? Wrong.' So begins a great article by William
Reville, University College, Cork.
IRELAND’S SCIENTIFIC HERITAGE
Lots happening in Ireland to inspire the use of good Irish minds in
STEM, not just poetry,
ballades and folklore.
Science & Technology
Irish teens win Google science fair with bacteria-enhanced
Irish 16-year-olds Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow
and Emer Hickey
Dublin Science Festival - 'The Festival of Curiosity'
What attracts big tech companies to Ireland? Hint:
It’s not just low taxes
I am not at all surprised by discovering brilliant Irish women and men both in
I had years of Catholic school and they were the best math teachers I ever had, Sister Gertrude,
Sisters of Mercy, in particular.
Lucy Everest Boole (1862-1905)
Irish politics is no surprise. I don't condone violence, Jesus said He
'came to save mens' lives not
destroy them.' Luke 9:46.
That being said, here is a St. Patrick's Day surprise I had this week
I remember the news report of Bobby Sands back in the 80s. But I hadn't watched the biographical
movie 'Hunger' 2008 directed by Steve McQueen
(12 Years A Slave, Oscar winner) which I did. It is not for the feint hearted. Actor Michael
Fassbender lost 40 pounds to portray the hunger strike in
Maze Prison. It is critically acclaimed. Earns the R rating.
Hunger (2008 film)
What I didn't know was that Bobby Sands was also a poet and author, and elected to Parliament
while on the hunger strike. Nelson Mandela references
him as an inspiration.
Bobby Sands--Writings from Prison
Poems of Bobbly Sands
|Peace Activists Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan in 1976|
In 1976, two Irish mums won the Nobel Peace Prize
for organizing a peace movement in the middle of
'TheTroubles' in Northern Ireland.