Sir Benjamin Baker (1840–1907)

Sir Benjamin Baker (1840–1907)

The son of a Carlow man, Baker designed the Forth Bridge in Scotland and the Barrow Bridge in Ireland. He was also the consulting engineer on the building of the Low Aswan Dam on the River Nile. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Arthur Thomas Bruen (1873-1957)

Arthur Thomas Bruen (1873-1957)

Arthur Thomas Bruen, a younger brother of Lady Rathdonnell, was agent at Lisnavagh and served with the Royal Army Service Corps in the war. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Leonard Hutcheson Poe (1888-1929)

Leonard Hutcheson Poe (1888-1929)

Between 1916 and 1929, Leonard Hutcheson Poe (1888-1929) was the agent at Lisnavagh and lived in Germaines. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Rathvilly – A Journey Through Time

Rathvilly – A Journey Through Time

With 22 townlands covering almost 10,000 acres, the parish of Rathvilly has a history that stretches back to earliest times. In this talk, Turtle provides an overview of this rich tapestry, documenting everything from dolmens and ringforts to the 1980s band In Tua...
Father Phelan, Parish Priest of Rathvilly (1885-1903)

Father Phelan, Parish Priest of Rathvilly (1885-1903)

Carlow Nationalist – Saturday 21 March 1903   OBITUARY. DEATH OF THE REV, JOHN PHELAN, P.P., RATHVILLY. Universal and widespread regret will be felt at the announcement of the death of the Very Rev John Phelan, PP, Rathvilly. The revered pastor had been in...