Showing posts from June, 2021
 A little history about the RDS.                                              Flora  (pictured above), goddess of flowering plants. New norms and old friends at the RDS Members' Club   The official ‘Welcoming Committee’ is standing by with open arms. Well, they would do … if they had any arms. Our magnificent marble busts are back in the Members’ Club corridor at last, in place for the return of indoor dining. And, in case you’d forgotten them, the roll call includes:   Master engineer,  Alexander Nimmo  (1783-1832), who made surveys for the Bog Commission in Kerry and Galway, as well as charting two-thirds of Ireland’s coastline for the Fishery Board. In his spare time, he directed the construction of 243 miles of road in the wild west of Ireland, as well as more than 40 piers along the western coastline.   The father of Irish geology,  Sir Richard Griffith, Bart. , (1784-1878) was Mining Engineer to the Royal Dublin Society from 1812. Best known for ‘Griffith’s Valuation’ – his e