Let's gather at TCD's Science Gallery, to meet your guide, and get your bearings.3 min
Sugru lets you craft, repair, and improve things. Every home should have some!3 min
Some unexpected inventions, from the most ingenious corner of the country.3 min
It might not look like much, but this is what made the 20th century possible!5 min
The antiseptic cream, called Sudocrem, was invented by a Dublin pharmacist3 min
It was a Dublin printer called Henry Archer who invented perforated stamps.3 min
The hypodermic needle, invented in Dublin in 18434 min
From a portery widget to flavoured potato crisps, and the taste of Shamrock!6 min
How a 6th-century Battle of the Books between two monks gave rise to copyright.3 min
First, in medieval times. Then in the industrial era.3 min
Who else but the Irish could invent milk chocolate, and creamy chocolate liqueurs.5 min
Musician Gary O'Connor sings us out with Molly Malone3 min
Did you know that the hypodermic syringe was invented in Dublin? Or that a Dublin man invented perforated stamps? And where in Dublin can you see the ingenious engine that electrified the world? This fascinating guided tour is packed full of surprises. We’ll tell you about great Irish scientists, a new material that could get you inventing, and finish with Alan Turing’s favourite song.
Even Dubliners who think they know the city, are amazed at what they discover on this tour, so do bring a camera.
Our walk starts in the historic grounds of Trinity College Dublin, then we stroll via elegant Kildare Street, passing Leinster House (home to the Irish parliament and senate) and Dawson Street, to end at St Stephen’s Green.