Thursday, August 19, 2010

Boyle Volumes on Loan from Waterford County Library

A number of rare volumes of the works of Robert Boyle are now on display in Lismore Heritage Centre

The books, kindly on loan from Waterford County Library, include The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle in Six Volumes, A Revelation of Some Mercurial Observations and Their Results, Of the Mineral of Liege and Philosophical Transactions.

Robert Boyle 'The Father of Modern Chemistry' was born in Lismore Castle in 1627 . The Robert Boyle Room at the Heritage Centre, styled as a gentleman's study, is an exhibition area dedicated to the great scientist's life and works.

The Boyle Room is a focal point for the Heritage Centre's science education programme but it is also open and accessible to visitors who wish to learn of Boyle's scientific discoveries, his philosophical works and his early life at Lismore.

The Boyle volumes will be on display in the Centre until the end of October.

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