Irish Inventors Series

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The Sun King’s Irish Galley Slaves ›

19 July, 2012

In this first post in a new series we explore a rare and unusual ‘offline’ source for seventeenth and eighteenth century prisoners in the galley ships of France during the reign of Louis XIV.

Inventor’s Series – Sir Francis Beaufort ›

8 March, 2012

In the last of our inventor’s series of blog posts we take a look at Sir Francis Beaufort, Irish hydrographer from Navan in Co. Meath

Inventors Series – Robert Perceval ›

29 February, 2012

Irish chemist Robert Perceval in the family history records of findmypast.ie.

John Joly in Thom’s Directories ›

15 February, 2012

We take a look at the family history records of John Joly, famous geologist and physicist associated with discovering the first process for producing colour images.

John Philip Holland in the Tipperary Clans Archive ›

9 February, 2012

Death record of John Philip Holland, the inventor of the submarine and native of Liscannor, Co. Clare in the Tipperary Clans Archive.