Sir Ernest Shackleton – By Endurance, We Conquer

Sir Ernest Shackleton – By Endurance, We Conquer

Listen to the podcast version of this story here. Ernest Shackleton is one of the best-known names in the world of polar exploration. It wasn’t always like that. For a long time, he was a sort of afterthought, a division B ranker after heroes like Scott and Clark...
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. Become a...
The Last Minute Mayhem

The Last Minute Mayhem

A Christmas interview with Liz Cairns (née Moore) of Leicestershire, England. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Villages at a Crossroads – Borris, Grangecon & Clogh

Villages at a Crossroads – Borris, Grangecon & Clogh

Over three centuries after Oliver Goldsmith wrote The Deserted Village, our small communities are once again facing a bleak future, with populations falling, pubs and post offices closing and long-held traditions fading away. An article Turtle wrote for The Irish...