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Includes content from Vanishing Ireland, Easter Dawn, Dublin Docklands, The Irish Pub, Maxol and many more, as well as Waterways Ireland, the Past Tracks project and hundreds of historical articles on Irish families, houses, companies and events.
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.
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)
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)