Andy Duff, Benny McCabe & the Slane Castle Stables

Andy Duff, Benny McCabe & the Slane Castle Stables

Andy Duff was based in the Slane stables in County Meath for much of the 1960s where he was the principal jockey for trainer Tony Riddell-Martin. I interviewed him at his home in Slane Village in 2015, alongside his friend Benny McCabe, who was a stable boy at Slane...
County Meath – Choose a Topic

County Meath – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Meath’s past.     Vanishing Ireland (Meath people)   Andy Duff, Benny McCabe & the Slane Castle Stables Paddy Fagan (1924-2014), forester-farmer, Enfield...
Notes on Navan

Notes on Navan

These short blurbs were written for a panel installed in the Riverside Maxol station in Navan, County Meath, in 2023. The illustrations are by the wonderful Derry Dillon. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
What’s in a Name? The Houses of St Columba’s College

What’s in a Name? The Houses of St Columba’s College

St Columba’s College in Dublin is named for the feisty Donegal missionary best known who brought Christianity to Pictish Scotland, but who are the houses at the school named for? The story behind Iona, Stackallan, Beresford, Clonard, Holly Park, Glen, Gwynne,...