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Where you can find the London addresses that were important to famous Irish people and of people who were important to Ireland.

Archive for the tag “Belfast”

The coolest scientist

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William Thomson, Lord Kelvin physicist born Belfast 1824 died 1907. President of the Royal Society 1885 – 1890. Interred (near Isaac Newton) in Westminster Abbey.

Among a lifetime of discovery he correctly determined the value of absolute zero, zero degrees Kelvin or minus 273.15 degrees centigrade – the coldest possible temperature and theoretically impossible to reach.

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Snow time

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Louis MACNEICE , poet (born Belfast 1907 died 1963) lived at 52 Canonbury Park South, Islington, N1 from 1947 to 1952. Perhaps a good time of year for his poem ‘Snow’ follow the link below to read it and hear it read aloud it only takes a minute. I hope this is the kind of site that takes you on paths less well trodden.

http://www.thepoetryexchange.co.uk/uncategorized/snow-by-louis-macneice-2/

Photo of house by Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons, map from Google. 

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