Nurse Colhoun & The Bombing of Vertekop, 1917

Nurse Colhoun & The Bombing of Vertekop, 1917

It was not the first time the German bombers had struck. The previous summer, when the nurses first arrived at Vertekop, there had been three air raids. This was one was so much worse. Seventeen bombs fell on the Red Cross hospital that morning. When the dust settled,...
Falkland of the Islands

Falkland of the Islands

Musings upon the Monaghan and Tyrone connections to Viscount Falkland and the islands that bear his name. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
John Abbott (1931-2017) – Farmer – Carrigallen, County Leitrim

John Abbott (1931-2017) – Farmer – Carrigallen, County Leitrim

‘The Troubles?’ smiles John. ‘Jesus, there’d be n’er a word of them until there was an election and then, sitting by the fireside at night, you’d hear the whole lot!’ Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) – Musical Pioneer

Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) – Musical Pioneer

Stephen Foster was one of America’s best-loved composers in the 19th century, writing more than 200 songs, including his smash hit, ‘Oh! Susanna’, the comic ‘Camptown Races’, the haunting ‘Hard Times Come Again No More’ and the hugely successful ‘Old Folks...
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...