Thoughts from Moone: Ogham to Isaac (2011)

Ireland is full of rock formations, the purpose of which we don’t understand. Outside Carlow Town is a dolmen which is to say a huge rock mounted on a number of other rocks. The one I’m talking about has a capstone of over 100 tons. It is the biggest in Europe. If you...
The Massacre of Mullaghmast

The Massacre of Mullaghmast

In a matter of minutes, the massacre is over. 40 men lie dead, including the chiefs of the Seven Septs of Leix – O’Moore, O’Lalor, O’Kelly, O’Doran, O’Dowling, McEvoy and Devoy – and the chiefs of the O’Dunne,...
Rathsallagh, County Wicklow: A Potted History of 6,000 Years

Rathsallagh, County Wicklow: A Potted History of 6,000 Years

An epic and sweeping saga of Stone Age genius, Normans warriors, Georgia gentlemen and noble revolutionaries in the Wicklow Mountains, homing in on the Ryves, Pennefather and O’Flynn families. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas,...
Shackleton’s Island

Shackleton’s Island

A review of the National Geographic’s episode of Ice Patrol entitled ‘Shackleton’s Island’ (2009) when a group of marines followed Shackleton’s astonishing journey through the uncharted mountains of South Georgia Island. Become a member...