Monday, 14 December 2009

Eddie McIlwaine

I always look forward to Eddie McIlwaine’s page in the Belfast Telegraph each Saturday night and last Saturday was no disappointment. He had a short article on the actor Richard Todd and said that Todd ‘always regarded himself as an Ulsterman’. He also had an article on the Ulster scientist Sir Joseph Larmor (1857-1942) and pointed out that one of the craters on the far side of the moon is named after the Ulsterman.

Unfortunately not enough is done through our education system and through the local media to inform and educate about some of the great Ulster men and women of the past and their contributions in such fields as science, innovation, culture and arts are often forgotten.

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