As co-founder of the Vanishing Ireland project, and known for his gentle manner, Turtle interviews venerable elders, recording invaluable memories and captivating voices for present and future family generations.
“Turtle documented my Dad's memoirs spanning over 88 years. We had heard many a story over the years, but it was something special to have them preserved in this way, not only for my own siblings, but my dad’s grandchildren and great grand kids in the years ahead. This is truly something special, as is Turtle in the manner and way he approached the job at hand. Aside from his fantastic research skills and inquisitive questions, Turtle is one of life’s gentlemen as is my Dad who really enjoyed meeting Turtle and particularly how he made my Dad feel at complete ease during his chats, which was most important. I would highly recommend the recording of such memories, they are a real treasure and a great read too. It goes without saying Turtle is the man for the job.”
Head of Corporate Services
Dublin Port Company
Pictured: Anastatia Kealy, at the age of 106. Photograph by James Fennell.