The inaugural Robert Boyle Science Festival takes place in Lismore this weekend, Friday 18th- Sunday 20th November. On Sunday 20th November Mr. Donald Brady will present a lecture on Waterford Scientists in the Courthouse Theatre of Lismore Heritage Centre.
Since the seventeenth century Waterford men and women have made outstanding contributions to the world of science. The remarkable and often untold story of Co Waterford’s scientists includes the only Irish recipient of the Nobel Prize for Science, the optician who helped to build the Birr telescope and of course, the Earl’s son whose name is enshrined in chemistry textbooks across the world.
Such achievements provide rich material for Mr. Brady’s lecture and his publication on the subject: “Scientists of County Waterford” which was launched in late 2010.
Mr Brady is also the editor of Hansard's History of Waterford; Memoirs of the lives and characters of the illustrious family of the Boyles.
Now retired, Donald Brady served as Waterford County Librarian for almost twenty eight years. Devoted to the preservation and collation of the historical resources of the county Mr. Brady has brought much of his study to print.
His annual lectures at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing are much anticipated events and places at his address at the Robert Boyle Science Festival are sure to be much sought after. Admission to the lecture is free and seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
For further information on the Robert Boyle Festival please visit www.robertboyle.ie or contact Eleanor at Lismore Heritage Centre on 058-54975