Irish Bragging Rights
In 1680, the Irishman Hans Sloane invented chocolate milk. To honor him, The Public House serves a rich, decadent fudge and caramel lava cake on our dessert menu. Enjoy!
Did you know that John Phillip Holland of County Clare invented the submarine in 1878? The “Holland 1” was 14 feet in length and dove 12 feet.
You can thank Robert Boyle for your chemistry classes. He developed chemistry as we know it with the publication of his book, “The Sceptical Chymist” in 1661.
Hat tip to Robert Percival, professor of chemistry at Trinity College in Dublin, who invented soda water in 1800.
James Martin developed the aircraft ejection seat in 1944, which has saved thousands of military personnel around the globe.
in 1899, Humphrey O’Sullivan of Cork invented the precursor to the modern athletic shoe. He added a layer of rubber to his soles to make standing all day bearable.
John Joly of County Offaly invented color photography in 1894. He also invented radiotherapy for cancer treatment and has a crater on Mars named after him.
Ernest Walton of County Waterford invented a nuclear particle accelerator. In 1929, he and John Cockroft used 600,000 volts to split the atom.
Wisdom of the Irish
A drink precedes a story.
I’d rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
Time is a great story teller.
The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.
A friend’s eye is a good mirror.
Beautiful young people are acts of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… you’re lucky enough!
May the roof above you never fall in, and those gathered beneath it never fall out.
Better good manners than good looks.
May the sound of happy music, And the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
Keep a thing for seven years and you’ll find a use for it.
Praise the young and they will blossom.