Barton of Co. Kildare is just one of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and w out of print. In this series 9 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. All books contain an Index and Foottes. The material has been updated as of 2013.
Turtle Bunbury is a best-selling author, award-winning travel writer and historian based in Ireland. He is the co-founder of Wistorical, a new online concept in the distribution of historical knowledge. In June 2012, he co-hosted the extremely succesful inaugural History Festival of Ireland at Lisnavagh House, his family home in Co. Carlow, Ireland and in 2013 at Duckett's Grove, Co. Carlow. His work has been published in magazines such as Playboy and The World of Interiors. His last book 'Vanishing Ireland - Recollections of Our Changing Times' reached No. 7 in the Irish hardback non-fiction charts over Christmas 2011. It was launched at the Hunt Museum by legendary GAA commentator Micheal O Muircheartaigh. A second well-attended launch was held at Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery.The first two volumes of the 'Vanishing Ireland' series, with photographer James Fennell, were shortlisted for the Best Irish-Published Book of the Year Awards in 2007 and 2010. The series has now sold in excess of 60,000 books. A fourth volume will be published in 2013. Turtle is also the founder of 'Your History in a Book', creating thoroughly researched and handsomely illustrated family histories, presented as leather-bound books. He was one of the co-presenters on the 'Genealogy Roadshow', a four-part series which aired on Ireland's RTE1 television channel in June 1012, and before that in March 2012 and September 2011. A second series will begin filming in 2013. He recently appeared on BBC2's 'Antiques to the Rescue', with John Foster, talking about Borris House in Co. Carlow.