2012-03-15 / Features

St. Patrick’s Day Is Coming

As the nation celebrates this St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th with frothy pints of Guinness, many will raise glasses to recognize the hallowed patron saint of Ireland (who is actually British!).

While those glasses are raised, consider cheering a few other Irishmen who made contributions to the world. Did you know an Irishman, John Philip Holland, invented the submarine? Color photography was invented by Ireland’s John Joly. And guided missiles, the modern tractor, and even a cure for Leprosy were all invented by Irishmen.

So as you search for that elusive four leaf clover, remember that Ireland has given us much more than just good beer!

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