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Bertha’s Resurrection

Bertha’s Resurrection

It had been close to 22 years since I attended her wake in County Kerry so you can appreciate the butterflies that flittered through me as I ascended the stairs of Dublin’s Assembly Rooms to be reunited with her. She looked pretty good, all things considered. She’d...
Sir Ernest Shackleton – By Endurance, We Conquer

Sir Ernest Shackleton – By Endurance, We Conquer

An astonishing lesson in leadership from the Irishman whose attempt to cross the Antarctic by land left him with the immense challenge of leading his 27 crewmen on a godforsaken adventure through the world's most hellish waters and an uncharted mountain range....
Where I Work – Turtle in the Sunday Times, July 2021

Where I Work – Turtle in the Sunday Times, July 2021

A self-confessed hoarder, Turtle keeps an eclectic collection of curios in his Co Carlow garden studio. He spoke with Rose Costello for an interview published in the Sunday Times in 2021. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Deep-Sea Fishing in County Clare

Deep-Sea Fishing in County Clare

In 2009, a Swiss financier caught a bluntnose sixgill shark near Carriagaholt, County Clare. It was the largest yet fish caught by a rod and line in Irish or British waters. Turtle headed down a week later to see if he could do any better. He could not. Unlimited...
Music & Surf from Dingle to Doolin (2012)

Music & Surf from Dingle to Doolin (2012)

One minute I’m having a quiet pint in a charming West Kerry pub, sprawled beside a flickering log-fire, my toes rattling along to an old fellow playing a polka on a squeezy box, thinking ‘ah yes, this is the only way to pass the long, dark winters’. And next thing I...