Person: Ernest Shackleton
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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.
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
The granddaughter of legendary Antarctic explorer Tom Crean believes he would probably wonder what all the fuss is about after Norwegian airlines named him their first Irish ‘tailfin hero’.
Sun, 09 Apr, 2017
Pat Falvey’s new theatre show tells how a builder from the north side of Cork climbed Everest and undertook other great feats of exploration, writes.
Thu, 23 Mar, 2017
The inspirational Mark Pollock speaks toand reveals how he aims to make Ireland the world’s leading research centre for robotics and spinal stimulation.
Sun, 19 Feb, 2017
A special event will recreate a hasty yet lavish Christmas meal eaten by the men of The Endurance expedition before the ship was crushed by ice.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
The family of an Irish Antarctic hero is marking his bravery by following in his footsteps, 100 years on.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
This print of Yachts of the water club of the Harbour, Cork is at Lynes and Lynes on July 16.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016
The polar medal awarded to Kinsale man Timothy McCarthy who sailed to South Georgia in the Antarctic with Shackleton comes up at auction in London on July 22.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
The gallant endeavours of Cork and Kerry explorers enriched our national heritage, writes
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
A total of 171 heritage projects around the country — ranging from conserving thatch to restoring the entire cabin where Shackleton spent his last hours — will receive funding of almost €1m.
Sun, 29 May, 2016
On its centenary,looks at an extraordinary rescue in the South Atlantic involving two Irishmen
Fri, 20 May, 2016
Life has been as good to Richard Dunwoody since retiring from the saddle as it was in it.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
How Shackleton and his crew of Irish, English, and Scots worked together was a million miles away from the events taking place at the same time in Dublin 1916, writesof the University of Maryland
Fri, 25 Mar, 2016
A new book tells the story of the 23-foot open lifeboat that completed the greatest feat of
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
The first Irishman to set foot in explorer Ernest Shackleton’s cabin saw a dream come true of watching it arrive in Ireland to become a permanent exhibition.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2015
A travel- and adventure-hungry Irish Army lieutenant has been selected as one of just three people selected to retrace the steps of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.
Sat, 26 Sep, 2015
A remarkable set of rare medals awarded to explorer Ernest Shackleton for his Antarctic expeditions are up for auction.
Sun, 13 Sep, 2015
Wanted:Three young volunteers to retrace a path taken by one of our nation’s greatest explorers.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2015
The Immrama festival of travel writing was a hugely enjoyable event, writes Juno McEnroe
Tue, 16 Jun, 2015
Sometimes we choose our challenges. And, sometimes, challenges choose us. What we decide to do about them is what counts.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
Matt Cooper’s interesting interview on Today FM’s Last Word with Jonathan Shackleton ( second cousin to Ernest Shackleton) made me think that it is about time Ireland reclaimed Ernest Shackleton.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2015
Award-winning war correspondent and author Robert Fisk and explorer Jonathan Shackleton are among the highlights of the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing which takes place in Lismore in June.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015
British endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is embarking on the “most dangerous swims ever undertaken in the world” to call for a protected area in Antarctic waters.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2015
The author of a new book on Ernest Shackleton has said Ireland should “reclaim” the famous Polar explorer.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
A NOTABLE centenary passed almost unnoticed this autumn; in August 1914, the Endurance set sail for Antarctica.
Mon, 27 Oct, 2014
Irish political giant Daniel O’Connell has been remembered as the Nelson Mandela of his day as the newest of London’s famous blue plaques was unveiled in his honour.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2014
It was a case of the veteran versus the baby, and no quarter was asked or given.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Tom Crean’s death. Ryle Dwyer examines his phenomenal feats that were long overlooked here
Fri, 26 Jul, 2013
Regarding Paul Doran’s letter (Jul 5), about his visit to Tom Crean’s grave in Annascaul.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2013
Explorer Tim Jarvis and his crew have just set off on the exact route across the Antarctic taken by Irishman Ernest Shackleton in 1916, right down to a replica boat and equipment, he tells Danielle McGrane
Wed, 30 Jan, 2013
NED Kelly rides again at the Irish Museum of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, where Sidney Nolan’s celebrated paintings of the outlaw are on loan until January.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012
Fortitudine Vincimus is the family motto of the Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton, meaning “by endurance we conquer”. The architects of the euro should consider stamping it on every coin they produce.
Wed, 19 Sep, 2012
Everest conqueror Dr Clare O’Leary will this weekend unveil a memorial in honour of a heroic Irish polar adventurer who was a member of Captain Robert Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole a century ago.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2012
DUBLIN-BORN actor Lorcan Cranitch still gets recognised on the street for his role in Cracker — he played troubled DS Jimmy Beck in the British crime drama.
Sat, 07 Jul, 2012
A relative of one of the world’s greatest explorers believes there’s no reason why the Irish navy cannot, at some stage in the future, mount an expedition to the Antarctic.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
SOMETHING of a revolution occurred at the GPO yesterday and it made the best birthday present ever for Enda Kenny.
Mon, 25 Apr, 2011
WHISKY that spent more than 100 years encased in the ice of the Antarctic returned home to Scotland yesterday.
Tue, 18 Jan, 2011
Shackleton and Crean were just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, of Irish Antarctic explorers, says Richard Fitzpatrick
Wed, 13 Oct, 2010