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10 Thing You Never Knew Were Invented By The Irish

The Irish are famous the world over for a lot of things. From poets and playwrites to actors and renowned musicians, the Irish have certainly left their mark. But did you know that some of the world’s best known inventions were created by Irish people? John Philip Holland from County Clare developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the US Navy. Jon Joly from County Offaly is famous for his development of radiotherapy in the tratment of cancer and also for creating a successful process for creating color images from a single photographic plate.

10 Thing You Never Knew Were Invented By The Irish

This Inforgraphic was produced by Goireland.com

Humphrey O Sullivan of County Cork is attributed with inventing the rubber sole. Apparently he stumbled across the idea by attaching a piece of rubber to his sole in order to alleviate the pain of standing all day.  View more inventions by Irish people with this informative infographic brought to you by Goireland.

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