Turtle Bunbury

Writer and Historian

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Turtle Bunbury James Fennell

James Fennell (left) and Turtle Bunbury at launch of second
volume of 'Vanishing Ireland' in Hughes & Hughes Bookshop,
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin in October 2009.
(Photo: Stu Carroll).

In 2006 he won the Travel Extra Longhaul Journalist of the Year Award.

As an enthusiast for diversity, Turtle’s published works cover a wide range from straight up book and music reviews to travel reports, lifestyle studies, architectural design and his own opinions on the society we live in today.

A series of overseas assignments with photographer James Fennell to Zimbabwe (2000), South Africa (2000), Mexico (2001) and Sri Lanka (2002-2005) introduced him to the world of interior design.

Turtle is a frequent contributor to The Irish Times, The Australian and the Irish Daily Mail. His articles have appeared in The World of Interiors. National Geographic Traveler, Playboy, Vogue Living, The New York Post, The Financial Times, The South China Morning Post, Country Life, the Sunday Independent, the Hong Kong Standard, Magill, Cara, The Dubliner, Identity, Social & Personal, Irish Tatler, Visitor, Homes & Garden, Country Living, Failte, Serendib, The Book of Interiors, Wealth and Abroad.

Published Works Sub-sections

Sri Lankan Interior Books
- Books written by Turtle Bunbury - Vanishing Ireland, Living in Sri Lanka, The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of Co. Wicklow, The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of Co. Kildare.

Sri Lankan Interior Interiors
- Articles on interiors, lifestyle and design from locations across the globe - Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Mexico, USA, Czech Republic, Spain, France and Ireland.

Travel Travel
- Accounts of journeys from Europe to Africa, the Americas, the Far East, Down Under and further afield...

Bottle top Features
- Feature articles on the conundrums of being a Mormons, the origins of croquet, the spirit of modern Ireland and more...

Pillars really Columns
- Regular magazine columns and contributions.

Books Book Reviews
- As it says on the tin.

Some Magazines and Publications Turtle's writing has featured in:

VogueThe White bookThe Book of InteriorsidentityNYP TravelThe DublilnerCaraTatler