County Cavan – Choose a Topic

County Cavan – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Cavan’s past   Family Histories   Butler of Belturbet (under Madden) Clements of Rathkenny Finlay of Killeshandra (reputedly!) Gallagher / Callachor of Rathkenny...
A Short History of Irish Gold

A Short History of Irish Gold

There is gold in Irish hills, as evidenced by recent finds on the Armagh-Monaghan border, Slieve Glah in County Cavan and the Sperrins Mountains of County Tyrone. Ireland’s rapport with gold actually began about 4,000 years ago when the Bell-Beaker people arrived in...
Gartlan’s Bar – Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

Gartlan’s Bar – Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

Gartlan’s is a traditional grocery bar, nicknamed the Hypermarket by its regulars. It has hardly changed since Paul’s grandfather George Gartlan first opened it in 1911. ‘Well, we’ve dusted it once or twice’, admits Paul. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to...
Baron Lisgar & The Youngs of Bailieborough

Baron Lisgar & The Youngs of Bailieborough

A little bit of salacious Victorian gossip, and East Indies Company shenanigans, connected to a line of the McClintocks. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...