The organisers of a special commemoration for an Irishman acknowledged as being the first person to record a sighting of Antarctica are hoping that a replica of the ship he was on at the time will visit his native Co Cork.
In Eric Bogle’s great anti-war song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ his narrator “lived the free life of the rover From the Murray’s green basin to the dusty outback I waltzed my Matilda all over” before he was called, like hundreds of Irishmen, to fight at Gallipoli.
What do the inventors of the submarine and the ejector seat, the surgeon who carried out the world’s first C-section and the first All-Black rugby captain have in common? They’re all Irish. With the help of the Epic — the Irish Emigration Centre — we profile 20 of our most famous
A RTÉ radio documentary is set to capture the bravery of the granddaughter of lrish polar hero Tom Crean as she battled katabatic winds, sheer cliffs and some of the roughest seas in the world to follow in his intrepid footsteps.
Although extraordinary performances were seen in Rio, human athletic feats are in the halfpenny place compared to those of wild creatures; an Arctic tern has just completed the longest annual journey known to have been made by any living thing,