Viewmount House, County Carlow

Viewmount House, County Carlow

The story of one of County Carlow’s oldest mansions, a Browne-Clayton house, and its connection to Sir Edward Crosbie, executed in 1798. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Honest Tom Steele (1788-1848) – Landlord and Repealer

Honest Tom Steele (1788-1848) – Landlord and Repealer

The story of a graduate of Cambridge, a landed proprietor of Clare, an inventor of diving bells and a veteran of the Spanish Republican army who served as Daniel O’Connell’s right-hand man for 24 years. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access...
Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) – The Liberator

Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) – The Liberator

Bishopscourt, County Kildare, 1815. Daniel O’Connell was only a split-second slower than John D’Esterre. Ordinarily that should have cost the 40-year-old Kerry barrister his life. But D’Esterre pulled his trigger too soon and, to the astonishment of the witnesses, the...
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...

George Ievers (c. 1757-1808) of Mount Ievers

George Ievers (c. 1757-1808) of Mount Ievers George was the fourth son of Robert and Mary Ievers of Castle Ievers. He narrowly avoided death as a child when a small pox epidemic swept through the family home, killing his sister Mary. His mother Mary, one of the...