If you'd like unlimited access to everything, subscribe today

A treasure trove stuffed with hundreds of fascinating articles from Ireland’s past – all yours for €1 / £1 / $1 a month.

‘I’ve always loved Turtle’s writing, the wit and heartbeat in his history.’

Lenny Abrahamson

‘Turtle Bunbury is renowned for his forensic knowledge of Irish history’

The Sunday Times

Bartholomew Mosse & the Rotunda – April 2009

For a brief moment on the evening of 13 April 1742, there was silence in the music hall on Dublin’s Fishamble Street. And then the applause began. The clapping and cheers continued long into the night. George Frideric Handel bowed and bowed again. The German-born composer had just conducted the premiere of his sacred oratorio, […]
To access this content subscribe now from just €1! Get Started