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Anniversary of the deaths of Tom Crean & James McIlroy

Anniversary of Tom Crean’s death, 27 July, 1938.

On 27 July, 1938, Tom Crean died at the Bon Secour Home in Cork. Requiem Mass was held at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Anascaul, and the funeral party then proceeded …

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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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One hundred ago today: 27 October 1915

At 5pm, this day, 100 years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton gave the order to abandon ship, at the position of lat 69. 5′ South, long 51.30 West

‘The floes, with the force of millions of tons of moving ice behind …

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Looking for more polar adventure stories?

Just in case the breath-taking stories of Sir Ernest Shackleton are not enough to keep you enthralled and entertained, why not indulge your polar interests with those of Sir John Franklin, Capt. Roald Amundsen, Capt.…

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Don’s Dublin :Ernest Shackleton – Man of the Sea

Many Thanks to Don Cameron for his mention of Our Shackleton Endurance Exhibition in his article on Ernest Shackleton which was published in today’s(October 1st) edition of the Dun Laoghaire Gazette.

For the…

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Antarctic publications up for auction on 30 September 2015

Fans of Shackleton will be interested by items coming up for auction on 30 September at Sotheby’s London. For the ultimate collector, the following are available:

A facsimile of The South Polar Times

A copy of The Aurora

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Hiberno-English evident in Shackleton’s voice recording?

After returning from his Nimrod expedition, recordings were made of Shackleton speaking about his experiences. In his book, Shackleton: A Life in Poetry, Jim Mayer wrote:

‘There are no traces of an Irish accent,…

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Shackleton’s Bible given to him by Queen Alexandra

My apologies for the tardiness of this post, another piece of writing has been occupying my attention of late. John O’Reilly, the exhibition’s managing director, asked me recently to research Perce Blackborow

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Easter: The Endurance Christian heritage

Easter is the time of year at which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here at the Shackleton exhibition, it got us thinking on the faith of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Christian heritage of the …

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BlOG #30 March 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day gave us here at the exhibition an appropriate opportunity to ponder on the men aboard the Endurance who were born in Ireland. Below is a short word on the four the crew members born on the island of …

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