TURTLE BUNBURY is a best-selling author, historian, public speaker and TV presenter based in Ireland. His latest book "1847 - A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery" has been described by the 2016 Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson ('Room') as "vivid, surprising, hugely entertaining; an unforgettable encounter with an extraordinary year.”
Turtle's previous books include "Easter Dawn - The 1916 Rising", "The Glorious Madness - Tales of the Irish & the Great War" (short-listed for Best Irish-published Book of the Year 2014), "The Irish Pub" and the award-winning "Vanishing Ireland" series.
He is curator of 'A City on the Sea', a maritime exhibition in Cork City, while he also founded Wistorical, an innovative concept for promoting Irish history globally, and the History Festival of Ireland.
He is an experienced public speaker, headlining at events in Chicago, Dublin, London and Paris in recent years. He was also a keynote speaker on the Paths to Freedom and Great War Roadshows, as well as a co-presenter of 'Genealogy Roadshow' on the Irish channel RTE One. He is an occasional presenter of 'Hidden History' on Newstalk's Breakfast Show in Ireland.
A past winner of Ireland's Long Haul Travel Journalist of the Year Award, he wrote the April 2014 cover story for National Geographic Traveler. His work has also been published in The Financial Times, The New York Post, The Australian, The Guardian, Vogue Living, The World of Interiors, and Playboy.
Turtle lives with his wife and two daughters in Co. Carlow.