Turtle Bunbury

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Charles Bianconi




When it comes to countries with a history of colourful characters, it's hard to beat Ireland. The influence of the Irish race on mankind has been a phenomenon since the first cassock-clad monks headed off to spread the Gospel in the dark forests of Barbarian Europe. And that was just the start of it. Here Turtle resurrects some of the more unusual and enigmatic children of Ireland to have emerged during his time travels, incorporating men and women of Irish origin who made an impact on the wider world.