Our Exhibition has left Ireland and is now being hosted by Detroit Zoo Michigan , USA

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Our Exhibition has left Ireland and is now being hosted by Detroit Zoo Michigan , USA

Take your group on our Virtual Tour

Our Exhibition has left Ireland and is now being hosted by Detroit Zoo Michigan , USA

Lead your team to success with our Leadership Skills Workshops

Our Exhibition has left Ireland and is now being hosted by Detroit Zoo Michigan , USA

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“Sir Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition 1914-1917: Triumph Against All Odds” will be on display at the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Detroit Zoo from March 5 through to September 7, 2016..

30th March 1916. Shackleton orders the remaining dogs to be put down and this is carried out by Frank Wild. Not all the crew would eat the cooked meat as the dogs had become close companions.

March 31 The ice floe they are on, splits in two, separating the men from the three lifeboats, but with some struggle they get them back.

For further information and for booking the above events, please call +353 86 85 23 498 or email: joreilly@shackletonexhibition.com .

The Online Shop has lots of incredible books and prints for sale which make for great presents.

Leadership Skills – Shackleton Style

It was Shackleton’s Leadership qualities every step of the way that ensured all 28 men arrived home safe after nearly 2 years in the icy Antarctic.

On 17th June 2015 in conjunction with Renewal Company of Madrid, John O’Reilly delivered a half day Leadership Training course to a senior management team from a large French corporation based in Paris. Please contact John for more information on +353 86 85 23498.

How can we learn from what Shackleton did and translate that into our modern working lives so that the teams we operate in and the companies we work for can become better places because of our contribution.

Testimonial of the virtual tour

Thanks to Kaitlin Uhaze and Diana Loiacono
Village Elementary School, Skillman, New Jersey America

We are teachers of a 3rd grade class in New Jersey, USA. After reading the book, Who Was Ernest Shackleton by James Buckley Jr., our class thoroughly enjoyed the virtual tour of the Shackleton Exhibition! Mr. O’Reilly was engaging and willing to answer our students’ many questions. The children remarked that it felt like they were reliving the Endurance Expedition!”

Loiacono Village Elementary School, Skillman, NJ

Ernest Shackleton

Expedition Leader

Sir Ernest Shackleton was born in Kilkea, Co Kildare, an hour west of Dublin. He resided there until he moved to London with his family at the age of 10. At 16, Shackleton left school to join the Merchant Navy where he developed a love for adventure. Although Shackleton was a well-accomplished Antarctic explorer, his greatest challenge was yet to unfold during the Endurance Expedition of 1914.

Follow Shackleton’s Journey

Experience Shackleton’s Endurance expedition to the Antarctic

Endurance Exhibition

Relive this incredible journey which is On Route to Detroit, Michigan, USA. through over 150 photographs captured by the expedition’s photographer Frank Hurley, a full size replica of the James Caird lifeboat and much more.


Journey to Antarctica with Shackleton and his 28-man crew on our Virtual Tour. Learn about the icey conditions of Antarctica, life on board a ship at sea, and the various perils Shackleton’s crew faced on their perilous journey.


Focusing on 5 key characteristics of effective teams, our workshop explores the management, teamwork and problem solving skills that saw Shackleton’s Endurance expedition “Triumph against all odds”.


Come visit us in Detroit

Our exhibition is currently moving to Detroit from Dún Laoghaire , Co Dublin, Ireland where it had been on display since 2012. As Sir Ernest Shackleton had historic ties to the area as his family emigrated to London in 1884 through Dún Laoghaire harbour when he was 10 years old. Visit our exhibition to see how Sir Ernest Shackleton was responsible for saving the lives of his crew in the face of impossible odds.

Photo Prints

Check out the Royal Geographical Society’s range of official prints.
Use the following voucher code when purchasing: Endurance01

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Breathtaking Photographs

See what life was like for 28 men and their canines, stranded on the Antarctic ice for over two years. Frank Hurley’s collection of over 150 diary photos captures Shackleton’s team as they survived extreme temperatures while stranded in the Antarctic.


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Ernest to Emily

I have already made arrangements with Heinemann…and it means £10,000 if we are successful…and the book can pay off guarantees if the people really want them but I think they will not ask for them if we are successful…’

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If you would like to book a place on the Virtual Tour or the Leadership Skills workshop, please get in touch.

Phone: +353 86 852 3498
Email: joreilly@shackletonexhibition.com

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