October 15, 2022 6:00 PM
Please join us to learn about projects the Society is currently championing and to hear a talk by guest speaker Turtle Bunbury, noted author and historian.
195 East Delaware Place, Chicago
About the Speaker
TURTLE BUNBURY has been variously described as one of Ireland’s most prolific historians and one of the most versatile authors of his generation. As well as over twenty published books, he is an active podcaster and a frequent figure on Irish television and radio. In July 2022, he was appointed an Accredited Lecturer of The Arts Society (London). He was awarded the Gilmartin Medal in 2021.
Turtle’s 2021 book, The Irish Diaspora was described by BBC History Magazine as impeccably researched. Sebastian Barry applauded his 2020 bestseller Ireland’s Forgotten Past as a stirring atlas of Irishness.
Over the past 20 years, Turtle has researched and written hundreds of family, house and corporate histories, including recent books on Maxol, Adare Manor (The Renaissance of an Irish Country House, and An Epicurean Journey), Weir & Sons (Jewellers) and Gregans Castle in County Clare.
His work has also appeared in magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic Traveler, The World of Interiors, the Financial Times, the Daily Beast, The Australian, The Guardian and the Irish Times.
Turtle is married to the novelist Ally Bunbury. They live in County Carlow, Ireland, with their two daughters.
About The Irish Georgian Society
The Irish Georgian Society promotes awareness and protection of Ireland’s architectural heritage, gardens and decorative arts. It achieves this through conservation projects that have saved many important historic buildings; through education programs that encompass seminars, publications and specialist tours; and through campaigning for the protection of endangered buildings.