Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

The duty of the arts to bring inspiration and good cheer to the people. Re-ppened in a new venue in 2020, Butler Gallery in Kilkenny is the biggest addition to rural Ireland’s cultural portfolio in recent times. The gallery is named for Peggy Butler, whose husband...
Father Edwin Fitzgibbon & Doctor George Sigerson: The Monk & The Poet

Father Edwin Fitzgibbon & Doctor George Sigerson: The Monk & The Poet

The story behind Dr George Sigerson and Father Edwin Fitzgibbon, whose trophies are competed for annually by the top division GAA teams from the Higher Education. The two men were of a decidedly intellectual bent but, until recently, their work and influence has been...
The Sinking of RMS Lusitania, 1915

The Sinking of RMS Lusitania, 1915

In 1915 the horror of the First World War war ripped into County Cork when a torpedo sank the Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale; nearly 1200 people died in the attack. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Huntington Castle – Ghostly Tales & Worthy Fellowships

Huntington Castle – Ghostly Tales & Worthy Fellowships

Huntington Castle has always had an otherworldly ambience. Just over a hundred years ago, a meteorite fell to earth and landed near the avenue. The story takes in Franciscan monks, Tudor bigamists, American pioneers, ghosts a-plenty and a cellar devoted to devoted to...
Death on Bachelor’s Walk, 1914

Death on Bachelor’s Walk, 1914

On the eve of the First World War, a gun-running expedition by Irish nationalists turns fatal when soldiers from the King’s Own Scottish Borderers open fire on a hostile crowd along one of Dublin City’s busiest quays. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library...