What We Do

Family Histories

Turtle can research the journey of your family from its earliest origins to the present generations. His findings are illustrated with photographs of people, events and places connected to your story.

House Histories

Turtle has a long-standing interest in researching the history of houses, and the various occupants down through the decades and centuries that went before. Leaving no stone unturned, he traces each property back to its earliest known origins and brings to light any stories that help to illuminate the past. Where possible, he connects with relatives and other people with a connection to the original resident families.

Corporate Histories

With his expert team, Turtle creates marketable corporate histories. Understanding the history of your organisation is vital to preserving and building for the future. He wrote and produced two books for Adare Manor, namely ‘An Epicurean Journey’ (2020) and ‘Renaissance of an Irish Country House’ (2019), as well as major biographies of Maxol (2020) and Weir’s Jewellers (2019). The Maxol book was recoded as a 12-part podcast series in 2021.

Interpretative Design

Turtle supplies core content for exhibitions and advertising campaigns. Past clients include Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Maxol, Flahavan’s, Pernod-Ricard (Jameson), Irish Whiskey Assets, Brown-Forman (Slane Whiskey), Fáilte Ireland (Ireland’s Ancient East, Cork Harbour), LeisureWorld (St Peter’s Church), TellTale UK (Avondale), Illva Saronno / 1751 (Royal Oak Distillery), Waterford Whiskey (Mark Reynier), Weir ‘s (jeweller) and Waterways Ireland (Maxmedia).

Bespoke Talks & Public Speaking

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The Memory Bank

Turtle has spent the past 25 years interviewing Ireland’s venerable elders, recording their invaluable memories and captivating voices for present and future family generations. As well as stories that celebrate courage, kindness, and humour, he gathers important details about the names and lives of the people his interviewees knew when they were young.

Curation

Turtle curated ‘A City By the Sea’ and ‘Cork 1918,’ back-to-back exhibitions for St Peter’s Cork City. He worked closely on interpretive design projects for Cork Harbour, Waterways Ireland and Avondale House in County Wicklow

Current & Past Clients

Turtle supplies core content for exhibitions and advertising campaigns. Past clients include Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Maxol, Flahavan’s, Pernod-Ricard (Jameson), Irish Whiskey Assets, Brown-Forman (Slane Whiskey), Fáilte Ireland (Ireland’s Ancient East, Cork Harbour), LeisureWorld (St Peter’s Church), TellTale UK (Avondale), Illva Saronno / 1751 (Royal Oak Distillery), Waterford Whiskey (Mark Reynier), Weir ‘s (jeweller) and Waterways Ireland (Maxmedia).