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    Reclaiming Ireland's Unsung Hero

    Reclaiming Ireland's Unsung Hero

    This year marks the the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, also known as the Endurance Expedition. Liam Geraghty brought us a report from Athy Heritage Museum which hosts the only permanent exhibition to Shackleton.    Click here for more information about the Shackleton Autumn School 2014  Ernest Shackleton was one of history’s great explorers and his incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations worldwide.   Yet, he’s not generally celebrated here in his own country. Shackleton biographer, Michael Smith gave his view on why this explorer's endeavours are not recognised here and appealed to ...
    Ernest Shackleton announces plans for Antarctic expedition

    Ernest Shackleton announces plans for Antarctic expedition

    Ernest Shackleton became a hero in 1909 when he had become the first man to get within 112 miles of the South Pole. 1912 had seen the failure of Captain Scott’s attempt to reach the Pole and the success of the Norwegian Amundsen. Shackleton had always been keen to go back to the Antarctic, and attempt a crossing of the entire continent, what he called, ‘the one great object of Antarctic journeying that remained open to him’. Just after Christmas 1913, Shackleton made public his plans for the attempt at the Continental crossing (announced in a letter to the Times, ...


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