Nurse Colhoun & The Bombing of Vertekop, 1917

Nurse Colhoun & The Bombing of Vertekop, 1917

It was not the first time the German bombers had struck. The previous summer, when the nurses first arrived at Vertekop, there had been three air raids. This was one was so much worse. Seventeen bombs fell on the Red Cross hospital that morning. When the dust settled,...
County Derry / Londonderry – Choose a Topic

County Derry / Londonderry – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Derry / Londonderry’s past   Family Histories   Alexander, Earls of Caledon McClintock of Derry-Londonderry Redmond Kane and the O’Cahan Family   Places in...
McClintock of Derry-Londonderry

McClintock of Derry-Londonderry

Random notes on a Derry Haberdasher who became a 1798 Patriot before his flight to Chillicothe, Ohio, and of a Captain James McClintock who was adjutant of the Derry Militia. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...

William McClintock (d. 1823), Linen Merchant

In the early 19th century, a man named William McClintock was one of the principals in a trading house formed in Londonderry by name of Messrs. A. Schoales, W. M’Clintock and Company. A. Schoales was probably Adam Schoales. In April 1817, Schoales and McClintock were...
Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) – Musical Pioneer

Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) – Musical Pioneer

Stephen Foster was one of America’s best-loved composers in the 19th century, writing more than 200 songs, including his smash hit, ‘Oh! Susanna’, the comic ‘Camptown Races’, the haunting ‘Hard Times Come Again No More’ and the hugely successful ‘Old Folks...