Turtle is a best-selling author, historian, public speaker and TV presenter based in Ireland. Published in March 2020, his most recent book Ireland’s Forgotten Past was another Top 10 hit for him in the Irish book charts. His next book, The Irish Diaspora, will be published in March 2021.

Turtle’s previous books include 1847 – A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery (described by the Oscar-nominated film director Lenny Abrahamson as “vivid, surprising, hugely entertaining”), Easter Dawn (2015), The Glorious Madness – Tales of the Irish & the Great War (short-listed for Best Irish-published Book of the Year 2014) and the award- winning Vanishing Ireland series.

A past winner of Ireland’s Long Haul Travel Journalist of the Year Award, his work has been published in National Geographic Traveler, The World of Interiors, Playboy, The Irish Times, The Financial Times, The New York Post, The Australian, Inspirato, The Guardian and Vogue Living.

Turtle is married to the novelist and PR guru Ally Bunbury, author of Infidelity and The Inheritance.