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Top 5 Irish Inventions

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In honour of St Patrick’s Day we thought someone should celebrate a few of Ireland’s top contributions to society. Thanks Ireland!

1. Chocolate Milk

Sir Hans Sloane

Yes we have the Emerald Isle to thank for this most delicious of drinks. Sir Hans Sloane discovered locals mixing cocoa with water in Jamaica, decided this was vile and so mixed it with milk. I for one will be forever thankful for this invention.

Sir Sloane also left his collection of artefacts to the nation establishing the foundation of the British Museum. Also impressive but we’re focusing on the chocolate milk.

2. Modern Chemistry

Modern Chemistry

Sir Robert Boyle from County Waterford is recognised as one of the founders of modern chemistry with his book The Sceptical Chymist. He is also well known for Boyle’s Law which has something to do with Gas. . .

3. The Modern Tank

The Modern Tank

The invention that changed warfare forever, the modern tank, was co-invented by Major Walter Gordon Wilson from Dublin after Sir Winston Churchill issued an all points bulletin for it’s creation.

4. Colour Photography

Colour Photography

Creating colour photographs required the help of Irish born John Joly inventing something now called the Joly Colour Process. Imagine a life where the vibrant green of your kale salad couldn’t be seen on instagram? It just doesn’t bare thinking about.

5. Whiskey


Guiness may be Ireland’s most famous contribution to alcohol but did you know that the first written reference to Whiskey is from Ireland as far back as 1405. It references a Chieftain who dies from drinking too much at Christmas.

Do you know of any other Irish inventions?

Top 5 Photography WordPress Themes

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There are possible hundreds of Photography word press themes out there that look fabulous but which one should you buy?… This list of 5 New Photography WordPress Themes will help you decide on the best theme for you…


1) HQ Photography Responsive WP Theme


Website: http://themeforest.net/item/hq-photography-responsive-wp-theme/3200962

Demo: http://demo.themedev.me/?theme=HQ%20W

HQ is a great theme with full screen image and video capabilities, a homepage with an excellent slider and a pop out sidebar with an accordion style vertical navigation. This theme is a very high detailed, well documented and comes with the GT3 page builder which makes it easier for users who cannot create WordPress pages as quickly as others. I particularly like the Homepage with Grid Gallery, Its a very good layout for users with lots and lots of images as it is a 6 column layout.

Theme Features

  • WordPress 3.5 Ready
  • Drag & drop GT3 Page Builder
  • Fully Responsive
  • HTML5 & CSS Code
  • Easy Installation (demo content import)
  • Translator
  • Color Option
  • Google Font Support 500+
  • Theme Settings Panel
  • Custom Landing Page
  • Display Menu Permanently
  • Password Protected Galleries
  • Gallery Settings (fit image options)
  • Home Page with Fullscreen Slider
  • Home Page with Grid Gallery
  • Home Page with Static Image Background
  • Home Page with Video Background
  • Fullscreen Photo/Video Grid Gallery
  • Custom Modules
  • Custom Shortcodes
  • Custom Widgets
  • Post Formats Support (youtube and vimeo support)
  • Portfolio Pages
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • Working Ajax Contact Form
  • Layer Slider Plugin (included)
  • PSD Files Included
  • Documentation

2) Flashlight – fullscreen background portfolio theme


Website: http://themeforest.net/item/flashlight-fullscreen-background-portfolio-theme/616050

Demo: http://www.kriesi.at/themedemo/?theme=flashlight

FlashLight is a simple theme with many different layouts for galleries, portfolio and pages. but the key feature about this website is has woo-commerce integration which is a great idea for users who want to sell there images online. There is 2 different CSS skins for this theme light and dark, that both look fantastic.


  • 6 different Galleries (Fullscreen, Masonry Grid, Inline Slideshow, Inline Attached, Classic 3 Column, WordPress Default)
  • Shop support with woocommerce: the theme now lets you sell your pics with ease
  • Any Number of Galleries possible, Galleries can be attached to each post, page or portfolio entry
  • Exif data display
  • Password protected posts and galleries
  • Performant javascript fullscreen slider on very large resolutions. Supports pattern overlay of images, autosliding, tooltips, thumbnails and more
  • Optional image overlays for background slider, so visitors cant just right click and save your images
  • Supports Inline Video Content with the help of WordPress Embed function
  • No plugins needed whatsoever, everything is included within the theme
  • Translation Ready
  • Visual Shortcode editor with preview function
  • Custom Widgets like: Recent News, Recent Portfolio entries, Twitter, Twitter + RSS follower count
  • Color picker options for any number of gorgeous color settings.
  • Unqiue Sidebars for each page/category possible
  • Ajax Contact Form
  • Extensive User Manual, short videos and professional theme support by me and my team to fix any kind of problems
  • Growing community in our support forum: 4500 registered users, 5300 Topics, 25000 Posts. We do care that your site works!
  • Portfolios & Portfolio Custom Post types
  • jQuery 100% unobtrusive wich degrades gracefully if javascript is turned off
  • Code built with SEO best practice in mind
  • PSDs included

3) This Way WP Full Video/Image Background with Audio

This Way

Website: http://themeforest.net/item/this-way-wp-full-videoimage-background-with-audio/943634

Demo: http://themes.renklibeyaz.com/?theme=ThisWayWP

One of the best things about the This Way Theme is its pure beauty that shines through its CSS and HTML coding, such as the menu on the right hand side that follows your cursor around the page, and when you hover over the menu icon it changes to the navigation. When you select a page on the navigation it overlays the page onto of the homepage which is a slider format with images and videos, with very unique pages and shortcodes this website is a very good choice for anyone looking to create a photography based website.


  • Audio support
  • Ajax Content Loading
  • 4 columns design options
  • Optimized features for IPhone, Ipad and Android devices but it is not responsive
  • Portfolio filter
  • Contact form validation
  • Deeplink Support
  • Twitter feeds
  • Valid HTML
  • Pretty photo lightbox
  • 617+ Google fonts
  • Google map
  • Button and special elements support
  • PSD & Fireworks layered PNG Files
  • Video help documents
  • WordPress version 3.5 and Earlier Versions Compatible

4) Kaleido Responsive Fullscreen Studio for WordPress


Website: http://themeforest.net/item/kaleido-responsive-fullscreen-studio-for-wordpress/3635599

Demo: http://www.imaginemthemes.com/themes/?theme=Kaleido

Kaleido is a user friendly simplistic theme that contains audio, video and images on its homepage slider which makes this theme look fantastic. With features such as the filterable portfolio, slideshows, audio, Google maps, picture frames and many more this theme is everything you need to create you photography website fast and cheaply.


  • Fullscreen Portfolio
  • Responsive
  • Light + Dark
  • MultiColour Options
  • Postformats
  • Unlimited Portfolio
  • Contact Template
  • 400+ Google Fonts
  • Shortcodes
  • Advanced Options
  • Lightbox Activated Slideshow Thumbnails
  • Password Protected Portfolio Thumbnails
  • Iris Colour, Background and Font Selectors
  • and Many More

5) Slash WP


Website: http://themeforest.net/item/slash-wp/701905

Demo: http://themeforest.net/item/slash-wp/full_screen_preview/701905

The SLASH theme contains lots of features such as self-hosted videos on the slideshows to unique looking masonry portfolio layouts, this theme has a very unique look that you may find is not your style but this theme looks the part and its jQuery, CSS and HTML shine through on this theme.

Some of SLASH WP features:

This theme provides you with several full-screen homepage templates: video homepage, awesome slideshow (with the option to preserve original image proportions), and static-image page.

Portfolio pages allows you to show both photo and video works. Dynamic AJAX filtering + awesome jQuery Isotope animation make your portfolio extremely usable and easy to navigate.

Gallery pages have both classical (photos only) and 2-layer (Albums -> Photos) layout types.

Homepage Slideshow, Portfolio and Gallery modules are powered by WordPress custom content types. So there will be no mess between different types of your content.

Theme Options page and Background Builder function will help you to create pro-looking and sexy skin for your website and customize it beyond recognition just in a few clicks!