Violet Jessop – ‘The Luckiest Woman Afloat’

Violet Jessop – ‘The Luckiest Woman Afloat’

Born in Argentina in 1887, to Irish parents, Violet survived three major maritime disasters while serving on board the White Star liners Titanic, Olympic and Britannic – a record that ensured Violet’s status as the most famous of Titanic’s eighteen stewardess....
McCarthy of Buttevant, County Cork, and Grange End, County Meath

McCarthy of Buttevant, County Cork, and Grange End, County Meath

Following the line of John McCarthy, a huntsman and farmer moved north from Buttevant, Co. Cork, to Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, in the late 19th century. His son Michael ran a butcher’s shop in Ratoath Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas,...
Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt House is one of the most famous Georgian houses in Ireland. Built in the 1740s, it was devastated by fire in 1974 but subsequently rebuilt. The estate takes its name from the de la Poer family who built a castle here in Norman times. In 1608, the property...