Monthly Archive: May 2011

John Philip Holland Irish Inventor of the Submarine

John Philip Holland Irish Inventor of the Submarine

John Philip Holland 1841 – 1914 Submarine Torpedo Boat : 1888 Inventor of first successful submarine, the ‘Fenian Ram’. John Holland was born on 24 February, 1841 in Co. Clare. John Philip Holland’s father...

John Tyndall Irish Inventor

John Tyndall Irish Inventor

John Tyndall 1820-1893 Inventor of the Light Pipe (forerunner of fibre-optics) John Tyndall was born on Aug 2 1820, at Leighlin Bridge, County Carlow. Like Einstein, he only received a basic education, unable to...