Men in Tights – The Battle of the Boyne 1690

MEN IN TIGHTS – THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE 1690 On a warm and sunny summer afternoon, I am walking across the River Boyne at Oldbridge, County Louth, when I chance upon an old codger taking his hound for a stroll. We strike up a conversation, about a ruined shell of a...
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...
Chesterfield House, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Chesterfield House, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

WILLIAMSTOWN Chesterfield House is located on Cross Avenue, midway between Booterstown and Blackrock. When the house was first built, it lay in a village, now swallowed up by the city, called Williamstown. Even in 1847, the Parliamentary Gazetteer noted how the...