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Fortress Spike Island
The Shannon Scheme
Killarney Tourism
Dublin's Distilleries

Fortress Spike Island
Geometry - Maths Lesson

Engineer Tim Joyce investigates the military engineering of the vast complex.

Links to the Curriculum: Junior Certificate Mathematics

Strand 2.1 - Synthetic Geometry
Strand 2.4 - Transformational Geometry: Symmetry
Strand 2.5 - Synthesis and Problem Solving Skills
Strand 3.1 - Number Systems: Ratio
Strand 4.2 - Representing Situations with Tables, Diagrams and Graphs.
Strand 4.3 - Finding Formulae: Patterns.




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 The Shannon Scheme
Types of Energy - Science Lesson

Engineer Tim Joyce visits the Ardnacrusha power station to explore the innovative engineering that made it the biggest hydroelectric project in the world when it opened in 1929. 

Links to the Curriculum: Junior Cycle Science

Strand 4.6 - Explain energy conservation and analyse processes in terms of energy changes and dissipation.
Strand 4.7 - Design, build, and test a device that transforms energy from one form to another in order to perform a function; describe the energy changes and ways of improving efficiency.



Killarney Tourism
Data & Arithmetic Lesson

Engineer Tim Joyce explores the engineering behind Europe's most westerly railway.

Links to the Curriculum: Junior Certificate Mathematics

1.5 Finding, collecting and organising data.
1.7 Analysing, interpreting and drawing conclusions from data.



Dublin Distilleries
Tetrahedral Carbon: Alcohols - Chemistry Lesson

Architect Orla Murphy goes in search of the Roe Distillery which was the world’s biggest producer of Whiskey by the late 19th Century. Engineer Tim Joyce investigates the science & technology for making whiskey.


Video One

19th century Roe Distillery on Thomas Street.

Video Two

Teelings Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket, Dublin.


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