Kitty Kiernan – Michael Collins’ Fiancée

Kitty Kiernan – Michael Collins’ Fiancée

This is an extract from one of Kitty Kiernan’s last letters to her fiancée Michael Collins before the 31-year-old was shot dead in his home county of Cork on 22 August 1922. ‘I was terrified that you would take all kinds of risks and how I wished to be near you so...
Waterways Through Time

Waterways Through Time

The text version of Turtle's collaboration with Waterways Ireland in which he explores Ireland’s natural rivers and lakes, as well as the man-made canals that criss-cross the island. This starts with the geology and archaeological legacy of Ireland's waterways and...
Sir Henry Bunbury (1565-1634)

Sir Henry Bunbury (1565-1634)

Henry Bunbury was grandfather of the Benjamin Bunbury who first acquired the land in County Carlow, Ireland. Henry succeeded as head of the family in 1601 and was knighted two years later by the new king, James I. He appears to have been of Calvinist persuasion in...
Violet Jessop – ‘The Luckiest Woman Afloat’

Violet Jessop – ‘The Luckiest Woman Afloat’

Born in Argentina in 1887, to Irish parents, Violet survived three major maritime disasters while serving on board the White Star liners Titanic, Olympic and Britannic - a record that ensured Violet’s status as the most famous of Titanic’s eighteen stewardess....