Was St Cuthbert an Irishman?

Was St Cuthbert an Irishman?

St Cuthbert (c. 634– 687) was one of the most revered saints in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria in the 7th century. He was brought in as prior of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne circa 665 to bring in the Roman customs imposed by the Synod of Whitby. There is a...
County Galway – Choose a Topic

County Galway – Choose a Topic

Choose from these topics for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Galway’s past. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Turlough O’Connor, High King of the Waterways

Turlough O’Connor, High King of the Waterways

One of the most remarkable figures in early medieval Irish history, Turlough was one of just two O’Connors to reign as High King of Ireland, holding the throne for an impressive 35 years. His cores strength was a vast fleet that dominated Irish waterways. Away from...