Turtle Bunbury Histories is on a mission to capture the legacy of the past, preserving the future for generations to come.
We create history panels, filled with stories, richly told and beautifully illustrated. Our 2020 'Past Tracks' campaign with Irish Rail, sees our history panels rolling out across train stations nationwide.
"We are surrounded by the past wherever we stand," explains Turtle Bunbury. "We identify stories from the rich history that surrounds us and present them as something to intrigue, amuse and maybe even inspire people as they wait."
“You’re speaking my language,” says Ryan Tubridy, while interviewing Turtle. “I love it! This is the way forward in history terms.”
The Tubridy Show
'With a brilliant flourish, Turtle Bunbury’s open-handed, clear-sighted and finely written book is a veritable banner of wonderful stories.'
'I’ve always loved Turtle’s writing, the wit and heartbeat in his history.’
'I very much enjoyed his fleet-footed, fact-friendly talk. He pulled it off with charm, wit and expertise.'
George Stone, Editor-in-Chief,
National Geographic Traveler
'A true researcher’s curiosity to increase our knowledge about the past; an ability to communicate with great fluency his material and ideas; and a commitment to his subjects that makes Turtle worthy of the title ‘passionate scholar’.
Jamie Camplin, Managing Director, Thames & Hudson
We carry out in-depth historical research, creating marketable heritage histories for brands including Adare Manor, the Maxol Group and Weir & Sons jewellers.
“Turtle Bunbury, Editor of this fine book, and his team have spent two years researching, listening and learning all about the life of Adare Manor, to ensure the book represents the wonderful history of this magnificent property. We are delighted with the final publication. "
Colm Hannon, Chief Executive, Adare Manor
‘Ireland's Forgotten Past’ (Thames & Hudson, 2020), is the latest
best-selling book by Turtle Bunbury, described in BBC History Magazine as ‘a magnificently eclectic collection [by] a skilled storyteller who carries his learning lightly and his readers with him.' Sebastian Barry chose it as his book to read during lockdown for The Guardian, calling it '‘a delicious book … a stirring atlas of Irishness’ . You can listen to Turtle talking about his new book on the Tubridy Show 2020.
Other books by Turtle Bunbury include the award-winning Vanishing Ireland, The Glorious Madness and Adare Manor - The Renaissance of an Irish Country House.
Turtle Bunbury presents talks at corporate events and literary festivals around the world, and contributes to the television series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and the US podcast 'Backstory',
Through our Vanishing Stories project, we interview and record the voices of wonderful characters aged 70+, listening to memories and tribal elder wisdom. If you'd like to nominate a person to be interviewed by Turtle Bunbury Histories, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org