Bill Harrington, 11th Earl of Harrington (1922-2009)

Bill Harrington, 11th Earl of Harrington (1922-2009)

This story followed my meeting with Bill in 2005 in which he told me he had personally arrested Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz, Hitler’s successor as President of the German Reich. Sadly the facts don’t add up but Bill, who was one of my grandfather’s...
More O’Ferrall of Kildangan, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

More O’Ferrall of Kildangan, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

A short account of Kildangan Stud from its acquisition by the O’Reilly family in 1705 to its development as a major equestrian base by the More O’Ferrall family. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

Reputedly descended from Charlemagne, the de Burgh’s role in Irish affairs has been immense since the first knights who cantered across the seas in the 12th century. The Oldtown branch was established in Kildare 325 years ago by Thomas Burgh, a brilliant...