No celebration of Irish heritage is complete without a look at their rich contributions to science and technology.

Spencer Chin, Senior Editor

March 11, 2024

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St. Patrick’s Day is being celebrated this upcoming weekend. While there’s a lot of attention focused on the religious and cultural aspects of the day, we should also remember that the Irish have over the centuries contributed a lot to some of the technology we often take for granted.

While there’s a popular term “The luck of the Irish,” these inventions are due to the talent and perseverance of individuals that happened to be Irish. Wikipedia has an extensive timeline of inventions over the centuries that can be attributed to individuals of Irish descent. Design News is highlighting some of the most notable ones in the following gallery. Quoted sources include the sites of Irish Central and Irisharoundtheworld, as well as Wikipedia.

About the Author(s)

Spencer Chin

Senior Editor, Design News

Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News, covering the electronics beat, which includes semiconductors, components, power, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and other related subjects. He is always open to ideas for coverage. Spencer has spent many years covering electronics for brands including Electronic Products, Electronic Buyers News, EE Times, Power Electronics, and electronics360. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him at @spencerchin.

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