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It is a great pleasure for publishers and author to dedicate this collection of Limericks to the memory of Carlow’s  John Tyndall (1820-1893), widely regarded as the most universal scientific genius ever born in Ireland. There is hardly an area covered here which was not enlightened by him.  His fame as a mountain climber, both Alpine and scientific, suggests the title.

Tyndall scales the heights

Born in Carlow, he gained worldwide fame.

To his lectures in droves young folks came.

He transformed energetics,

Light, sound and magnetics:

Being Tyndallised, germs dread his name.

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