The Rise and Fall of John Sadlier (1813-1856)

JOHN SADLIER (1813-1856) – A VERY SAD LIAR John Sadlier is arguably the best known of the Irish fraudsters who came to prominence in the Victorian Age. Banking was in his blood. His mother’s father James Scully established a bank in Tipperary town in 1803. Raised a...
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...
Finlay of Corkagh House, Clondalkin

Finlay of Corkagh House, Clondalkin

The saga of a family who flee Scotland with the downfall of Mary, Queen of Scots, and make their fortune in Ireland through private banking and a useful cousin that happens to own a handful of iron mines in Sweden. Covering events such as the 1798 Rising and Robert...
Thomas Bunbury II of Lisnavagh (1775-1846), MP for Carlow

Thomas Bunbury II of Lisnavagh (1775-1846), MP for Carlow

A chronological account of the bachelor Thomas Bunbury, eldest son of William Bunbury III of Lisnavagh and his wife Katherine (née Kane), taking in the tragic deaths of his father and sister, his time at Oxford, his connections to Bath and his role as an MP and...