St. Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2023. and Irish Ingenuity!
“Top of the morning to you.. and the rest of the day to you”
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th all over the world, it is a fun festival mostly with public parades and the participation of many community organizations. There are over 50 countries with people with Irish heritage that draw a large number of tourist because of the many events they offer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
However, there is a rich history of Irish ingenuity that needs to be learned and celebrated as well. Even though most people seem to know everything about the Irish saga, there are many works from Irish ingenuity that you might not know, according to Mary Mulvihill’s book “Ingenious Ireland” [First published in 2002, it has been out of print for a number of years and has now been reprinted.]
From the Bronze Age to modern times, the Irish ingenuity has graced the world in metallurgic, writing, religion, medicine, architecture, engineering, music, cooking, politics, and independence.
Meet the ingenious Irish and wonder at the range of their inventions: from Milk of Magnesia to the hypodermic syringe; from the steam turbine to the ejector seat; from the modern tractor to the first guided missile.
May the Dreams You Hold Dearest be Those that Come True. And the kindess you spread keep returning to you!
Books about Ireland’s Famous people, to read and gift.