Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) in Ireland, 1791

Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) in Ireland, 1791

Born in present-day Nigeria, Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–1797), aka Gustavus Vassa, was one of the first black abolitionists to visit Ireland, calling in at Dublin, Cork, Belfast and ‘many [other] counties …. I was every where exceedingly well treated by...
The Irishmen who Founded Menlo Park, California

The Irishmen who Founded Menlo Park, California

Menlo Park, one of the most iconic places in Silicon Valley, was founded by two Galway men in the 1850s. It previously belonged to Don José Darío Argüello, the Mexican pioneer who founded Los Angeles. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas,...
Irish Links to Albany, New York

Irish Links to Albany, New York

Irish links to Albany since the late 17th century. This page includes what is surely the most comprehensive list of Albany-linked Irish-Americans online, thanks to Belinda Evangelista. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
The Irish & the White House – Why Irish Eyes are Smiling

The Irish & the White House – Why Irish Eyes are Smiling

The White House was built by a fellow from Kilkenny and burned down by a man from Down. At least 22 of its presidential occupants had Irish roots, as did numerous other founding fathers and leading political figures in US history. This epic looks at the many, many...