The Making of a Pacifist – A Christmas Story

The Making of a Pacifist – A Christmas Story

What makes us who we are? As a historian, I sometimes think back to those packages that arrived from Godmother Mary every Christmas without fail. The first included three strips of metal, a casting ladle, a tub of talcum powder and a black mould that smelled like a...
The Lisnavagh Oak

The Lisnavagh Oak

Memories of an oak that grew up to be my favourite tree of them all. It stands on the front lawn of Lisnavagh, our family home in County Carlow, where it was planted over 175 years ago. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
My Cultural Life 2023

My Cultural Life 2023

Author and historian Turtle Bunbury: ‘I’m not normally one for zombies but The Last of Us hit the spot with its ace script’. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Sulawesi Warty Pig: ‘My Favourite Painting.’

Sulawesi Warty Pig: ‘My Favourite Painting.’

I was honoured to be asked by Country Life to name ‘My Favourite Painting’ for its August 2021 edition. I decided to go back in time because I’ve always been a little obsessed with prehistory and I find rock art especially grounding. This little piggy is...