Turtle goes back with his historian’s eye, but also his humanitarian heart, and gathers together a host of tiny epics.
Sebastian Barry

A skilled storyteller who carries his readers with him … he disinters the odd, the arcane and the profoundly surprising from the dark recesses of a mostly unknown history.
BBC History Magazine

Turtle is renowned for his forensic knowledge of Irish history.
The Sunday Times

I’ve always loved Turtle’s writing, the wit and heartbeat in his history.
Lenny Abrahamson

Turtle Bunbury’s Global Irish


Following on from his earlier  Vanishing Ireland and Irish Waterways podcasts, Turtle’s  new series celebrates men and women of Ireland who have made their mark on world history.

The first season takes a look at the Patriot spy Hercules Mulligan, the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, femme fatale Lola Montez,  Wild West heroine  Nellie Cashman, the Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle and an incredible adventurer by name of Arthur Kavanagh. 

Turtle’s History Quarter


This extensive archive offers over 800 historical articles covering everything  from the Bronze Age to the Big House, from Viking warriors and Georgian beauties to the origins of Dublin’s pubs and street names. 

Includes content from Vanishing Ireland, Irish Waterways, Easter Dawn, 1847, Dublin Docklands,  The Irish Pub, Maxol  and much more. 

Also here is the full content from the Past Tracks panels now on show at Irish Rail stations across Ireland.

‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history.’

Martin Luther King jr.

Vanishing Ireland


The complete archive of interviews from the best-selling series about Ireland’s older generation, with links to the 2021-2022 Vanishing Ireland podcast series.

The Maxol Story


Founded in 1920, the family-owned Maxol Group is one of the biggest energy providers in Ireland.

In this podcast series, Turtle charts a story of ingenuity, adversity and fortitude from the earliest years of the McMullan family through global wars, oil crises and economic hardship to the present-day challenges of climate change, Covid 19 and technological advance.


Turtle’s Diary


Find out about upcoming talks, podcasts, media, TV & radio appearances here.