Award-winning travel writer and historian, Turtle Bunbury was born in 1972 and educated in Dublin and Scotland. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Modern History in 1996, he spent three years in Hong Kong working as a freelance correspondent with the South China Morning Post. Since his return to Ireland, he has developed his interest in Irish and world history, contributing articles to magazines and newspapers around the world. His subsequent travels have brought him to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mexico, Sri Lanka and the USA.
His recent publications include The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of Co Wicklow (2005), Living in Sri Lanka (2006), Vanishing Ireland (2006), The Irish Pub (2008) and, most recently, Dublin Docklands - An Urban Voyage (2009). He also co-wrote
the script of the 2008 BIFF-nominated documentary 'John Henry Foley -Sculptor of the Empire'.Turtle is Homes Editor for The White Book and a frequent contributor to The Irish Times and The Irish Daily Mail. He lives in County Carlow with his wife Ally and daughters Jemima and Bay.
Photographer James Fennell was born and educated in Ireland. Now established as one of the country's foremost photographers, he has spent much of the past decade travelling extensively around the world. He works primarily in the areas of interiors, travel, lifestyle and portraiture and his work has been widely featured in magazines and newspapers from Vogue Living and House & Garden to The Financial Times and The Irish Times. Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing World is the third instalment in the hugely successful Vanishing Ireland series.