Turtle Bunbury is a best-selling author and historian. His recent books include The Irish Diaspora and Ireland’s Forgotten Past, described by BBC History Magazine as ‘impeccably researched.’ Turtle also presents history podcasts including Turtle Bunbury’s Global Irish and Waterways Through Time.
Turtle’s latest history project ‘Past Tracks‘ can now be found in 50 Railways across Ireland. Written and researched by Turtle, and beautifully illustrated by Derry Dillon, ‘Past Tracks‘ puts history back in focus through the medium of 300 short stories about lesser-known people, places and events connected with Ireland’s rich past.
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The Irish Diaspora: Emigration, Exile & Imperialism, 2021
Ireland’s Forgotten Past, 2020
Adare Manor : An Epicurean Journey, 2020
Adare Manor : Renaissance of an Irish Country House, 2019
1847 – A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery, 2016
Easter Dawn – The 1916 Rising, 2015
The Glorious Madness – Tales of the Irish & the Great War, 2014
Vanishing Ireland 4, 2013, with James Fennell
Dublin from the Etihad Skyline (GAA Museum, 2012)
Vanishing Ireland 3, 2011, with James Fennell
Sporting Legends of Ireland, 2010, with James Fennell
Vanishing Ireland 2, 2009, with James Fennell
Dublin Docklands, An Urban Voyage, 2009
The Irish Pub, 2008, with James Fennell
Vanishing Ireland, 2006, with James Fennell
Living in Sri Lanka, 2006,, with James Fennell
The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Wicklow, 2005
The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Kildare, 2004
Details of this year’s festival programme can be found elsewhere on this website.