Giles Blundell (1939-2000) of Slievenamon (Fethard)

Giles Blundell (1939-2000) of Slievenamon (Fethard)

Born on 20 January 1939, Giles Blundlell was one of my father’s best friends. He was a mechanical engineer who became a test pilot for the Royal Navy. He was originally from Kenya although his parents eventually retired to Myrtleville in County Cork. My father...
Peter the Great – Ulster Damask & The Beard Tax

Peter the Great – Ulster Damask & The Beard Tax

The Russian emperor is said to have visited Ireland to study the latest developments in the manufacture of damask, but could this have been so? A quick look at the Tsar and his Irish links. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
The Irish Dames of Ypres – Escape from the Western Front

The Irish Dames of Ypres – Escape from the Western Front

The dramatic story of the Irish Benedictine nuns of Ypres and their escape from Belgium and France at the height of World War One to Ireland where they went on to establish Kylemore Abbey. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...