County Wexford – Choose a Topic

County Wexford – Choose a Topic

County Wexford was named as one of Condé Nast Travelers’ Best Places to Go in the UK and Ireland in 2024. Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Wexford’s past.   Vanishing Ireland (Wexford people)...
Aidan ‘Ogie’ Nolan(1922-2017)Saddler & Harness MakerEnniscorthy

Aidan ‘Ogie’ Nolan (1922-2017) Saddler & Harness Maker Enniscorthy

Ogie Nolan crouched beneath the speaker’s platform and watched with mounting astonishment as more and more Blueshirts piled into Enniscorthy’s Market Square. It was the summer of 1932, just a few months after de Valera’s Fianna Fail party had swept to power and...
Michael Keogh – The Irishman who Saved Hitler

Michael Keogh – The Irishman who Saved Hitler

In 1919, an Irishman working as a policeman stopped a mob from pummelling a right wing radical to death on the streets of Munich. Michael Keogh would come to rue the day when the radical transpired to be Adolf Hitler. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to...
The Normans in Wexford

The Normans in Wexford

An overview of the Cambro-Norman origins of County Wexford places such as New Ross, Bannow, Clonmines, Tintern, Duiske, Dunbrody, Loftus Hall, Hook Head and Bagibun, as well as families such as Barry, Burke, D’Arcy, Devereux, FitzGerald, FitzMaurice, Furlong, Grace,...
The Irish Dames of Ypres – Escape from the Western Front

The Irish Dames of Ypres – Escape from the Western Front

The dramatic story of the Irish Benedictine nuns of Ypres and their escape from Belgium and France at the height of World War One to Ireland where they went on to establish Kylemore Abbey. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...