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The last example of the Brennan Torpedo on display in The Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent - The Irish Place

Louis Brennan – Torpedo Man

Irish inventor Louis Brennan (1852-1932) was an engineer who is known best as the brains behind the first ever workable guided missile - a...
Epworth Cottage the birthplace of Prof Ernest Walton - The Irish Place

Ernest Walton: The Irish Man Who Split the Atom

Nobel Prize winner Ernest Walton is best known for the seminal series of 'atom-smashing' experiments that he carried out in the 1930s at the...
John P Holland - The Irish Place

John P Holland: Submarine Man

Despite facing what sometimes seemed like insurmountable obstacles, the Irish engineer John P Holland refused to give up on his vision of building a...