Grace Kelly (1929-1982) – Olympic Gold & Mayo Princesses

Grace Kelly (1929-1982) – Olympic Gold & Mayo Princesses

In 1956 the Academy Award-winning actress from Philadelphia achieved what many deemed a fairytale dream when she married Monaco’s Prince Rainier. There hadn’t been an Irish woman on a throne since Grace O’Malley who was not just Grace’s namesake but also came from...
Jim Hand (1847-1876)  Polar Explorer

Jim Hand (1847-1876) Polar Explorer

A brief account of a polar explorer from Bray who never came home, and whose memory is enshrined in the name of Greenland’s Hand Bay. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Dacres Dixon: 1630 – 2024

Dacres Dixon: 1630 – 2024

Following a family famous for the Mason-Dixie line, who made their mark as astronomers, canal engineers and wildlife artists, with cameos by intrepid emerald hunters in Colombia and Venezuela, plus the Red Lion Inn in Henley-on-Thames and links to the families of...
The Hon. Jack Bunbury (1851-1893)

The Hon. Jack Bunbury (1851-1893)

(aka Hon. John William McClintock Bunbury)   Born in Dublin on 1 September 1851, the Hon. John William (Jack) McClintock Bunbury was the only brother of Thomas Kane McClintock Bunbury (1848-1929), aka Tom Bunbury, subsequently 2nd Baron Rathdonnell and President of...