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Turtle Bunbury’s Global Irish

I’ve always been passionate about the subject of the Irish abroad, and the impact they have made on world history. As a travel writer, I always looked for Irish connections wherever I went. I was never disappointed.In my new series, ‘Turtle Bunbury’s Global Irish’, I look at some of the more extraordinary Irish people who have found fame and infamy around the world in centuries past. The series is a collaboration with The Irishman, a delicious malt whiskey from Walsh Whiskey.  It is produced by Liam Mulvaney (11 for 10 Productions), who also composed the theme music.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Doctor, author, cricketer, aspiring politician, Irishman … Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his creation: Sherlock Holmes but his Irish roots have been a mystery for far too long. Here’s a dive into his colourful ancestry and life. (30 mins)

Lola Montez (1821–1861)

The incredible tale of the tempestuous Sligo-born dancer who seduced Franz Liszt and brought King Ludwig of Bavaria crashing down before embarking upon a new life running a saloon for gold miners in California. (44 mins)


The Incredible Mr Kavanagh (1831-1889)

The limbless gentleman from County Carlow who became one of the most astonishing travellers in history. (28 mins)


Nellie Cashman (1845–1925)

The Cork woman who befriended Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, and became known as the ‘Angel of the Cassiar’ after a daring rescue operation in British Columbia. (25 mins)


Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922)

The Kildare-born sailor, one of the most remarkable explorers of all time, whose heroic exploits in Antarctica have inspired people for over a hundred years. (39 mins).


Hercules Mulligan

The Irish tailor and Patriot spy who saved George Washington’s life … twice. (25 mins)