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History of Technology Conference

  • Date(s)
    Saturday, 21 September 2019
  • Time(s)
    Registration from 9:00, Conference starts at 9:30 AM
  • Venue
    Clayton Hotel, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 P3C3

About the event

Hosted by IET and supported by the Heritage society, this free to attend one day conference looks at some of the untold stories of technology in Ireland - from Water Turbines to Jet Engines.

Some examples of the wide range of these historical engineering achievements are

  • the gateway of transatlantic cables in the west coast of Ireland in the 19th and early 20th century
  • Harry Ferguson's original tractor design
  • John Boyd Dunlop's invention of the pneumatic tyre
  • Ulster's maritime and heavy engineering heritage
  • the more recent evolution of Ireland as one of Europe's leading research centres in ICT hardware
  • the centenary in 2019 of Marconi's first east-west radio call from Ballybunion, Co Kerry and
  • the first transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown landing near Marconi's wireless station at Clifden, CoGalway.

The conference will be of interest to engineers, heritage and museum professionals, historians, archivists, academics and those interested in the history of innovation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEM) plus the general public.


Admission (including refreshments and a light lunch) is free and all are welcome.  Advance booking is however required and should be made using the link provided.


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