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...
Naas Races – Chapter 4 – The 1940s

Naas Races – Chapter 4 – The 1940s

The post-war years were dominated by Vincent O’Brien who saddled three Grand National winners, as well as Cottage Rake (who won three consecutive Gold Cups) and Gold Cup winner Knock Hard. All five of those horses honed their craft at Naas. Become a member of Turtle’s...
Operation Shamrock

Operation Shamrock

On 27 July 1946, nine-year-old Hebert Remmel disembarked from the mail-boat at Dun Laoghaire and walked trancelike into the dense crowds gathered to greet him and the eighty-seven skinny and bewildered little boys and girls who had travelled with him. As he was hugged...
Kilkea Castle 9 – The New Custodians (1961-2010)

Kilkea Castle 9 – The New Custodians (1961-2010)

In 1961, the Marquess of Kildare – later the 8th Duke of Leinster – sold Kilkea Castle, his ancestral home in County Kildare, to the Land Commission. There then followed a succession of fascinating owners including an engineer who built most of Northern Ireland’s...
Mackenzie of Druim, Inverness

Mackenzie of Druim, Inverness

Looking at the lives of the Rev Hur Libertas MacKenzie, a Scots missionary who was in China from 1860-1899; his son Theodore, who was in charge of the Inverness District Asylum, and grandsons, including Admiral Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, commander of the Polaris...