Between 1999 to 2002, Turtle travelled extensively around his native Ireland. The original plan was to set off on a tractor and write a canny but poignant bestseller. However, traffic being what it is these days, that plan was scuppered. And then someone else did it with a fridge. "Write Around Ireland" is the result of Turtle's sporadic wanderings, a gently humorous historical take on more than 200 towns and villages across Ireland.