Ireland invented Hurling and so much more …

Tattoo machine

In 1891 Samuel O’Reilly updated Thomas Edison’s basic electric pen design with ink and needles and getting a shamrock tattoo has been easy ever since.

Flavoured chips (aka crisps)

Only salt you needed to sprinkle on chips yourself existed before Joseph Murphy (thankfully) invented cheese & onion, BBQ and salt & vinegar flavours in 1954.

Chocolate milk

Beloved by tradies everywhere, Hans Sloane added chocolate to milk for the first time in the 1700s.

Aircraft ejection seat

Invented in 1944 the ejection seat has saved more than 7,000 lives in 93 air forces world wide.

Submarine & the tank

The sub came first in 1878 and the tank rolled into existence in 1919.