Public Speaking

Harvard Allyship Series: Indigenous Peoples

Turtle is one of the keynote speakers at a Harvard alumni event on 24 February 2021 to mark the relationship between the people of Ireland and the Indigenous Peoples of North America.

Douglass Week 2021

Turtle presents ‘The World in 1845-1847 : Contextualizing Douglass’s Ireland.’

All Together Now

Turtle interviewed Caroline Lady Waterford on the ‘Curious Minds’ stage at the 2019 All Together Now festival in Curraghmore, County Waterford, Ireland.

Half Moon Festival

‘Thank you for such wonderful mastery in this events success. I cannot get over how incredible it all turned out, and it is all thanks to you! What an excellent show.’

T. C. Crawford
Festival Organizer

West Cork History Festival

Turtle is interviewed by Simon Kingston about Cork highlights from ‘Ireland’s Forgotten Pasts.’

Irish Network -Washington DC

Turtle delivered a Zoom talk on his 2021 bestseller, The Irish Diaspora.

Isobel Murray

‘An excellent presentation’
Ragnar Almqvist
Embassy of Ireland, Washington DC

Bangor Rotary Club

‘Very many thanks for your wonderful talk today, regarding which I have received only praise.’

James O’Fee
Bangor Rotary Club

Butlers of the World

Turtle delivered a Zoom talk to 300 global members of the Butler family in March 2021.

Chalke Valley History Festival, Wiltshire, England

‘Thank you so much for coming to the Chalke Valley History Festival and giving such an outstanding talk. You spoke brilliantly and the feedback from the audience has been excellent.’

Jane Pleydell-Bouverie
Festival Director

Poésie & Prose Literary Festival, Paris, France


Nora Hickey M’Sichili
Directrice, Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris, France

Chicago iBAM!

‘I was very impressed. I admired Turtle’s rapport with the audience, and his lively, focused presentations. He was friendly and pleasant and the audience felt this. People paid close attention and nobody left early. ’

Frank West
Irish American News

Adare Book Launch

‘Turtle was the star of the show and it was an absolute pleasure to work with him on this special project.’

Colm Hannon
General Manager, Adare Manor

Festival of Writing & Ideas, Ireland

Turtle chaired a panel discussion on ‘Remarkable Years’ with Rick Stroud, Rowan Somerville and Margaret MacMillan.

‘Absolutely perfect.’

Hugo Jellett
Festival Director

The Norman Invasion, Ireland

Turtle delivered one of the two keynote addresses on the origin, impact and legacy of the Cambro-Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169 at a festival to mark its 850th anniversary in May 2019.