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...
Dun Aengus

Dun Aengus

I am still unsure of the fort’s purpose, but I am now quite convinced that Dun Aengus was once a circular fort and that a little under half of it has tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean, a wee slide here, a little collapse there. Become a member of Turtle’s History...
The Irishmen who Founded Menlo Park, California

The Irishmen who Founded Menlo Park, California

Menlo Park, one of the most iconic places in Silicon Valley, was founded by two Galway men in the 1850s. It previously belonged to Don José Darío Argüello, the Mexican pioneer who founded Los Angeles. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas,...