Explore Antarctica and the heroic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition!
Experience Shackleton’s Endurance expedition to the Antarctic
Relive this incredible journey which is in its new home at Detroit Zoo, Michigan, USA. The story is told through the 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”.
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.
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
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.
Stuart, from Utah, USA
“If you are interested in how a leader can be responsible for saving the lives of his crew in the face of impossible odds, this is a great place to learn. Well done. Story of an incredible person!”
Rus, California, USA
“Shackleton was a true leader and man. The exhibition and the photos are a must see when in Dublin. The man at the exhibit had such knowledge of him and the expeditions.”
Greg, Dublin, Ireland
“The young man who was our guide through the Exhibition was excellent; he brought the whole Shackleton story to life. Would unreservedly recommend.”
Michael, London, UK
“I and my family truly enjoyed this exhibition while on visit in Ireland. Very well put together and a great introduction from the young man at reception. I had read the book by Shackleton and seen the film by Hurley so have already an experience of the story. This just added to the knowledge of the whole adventure. Thanks a lot for the good works!”
Niamh, Dublin, Ireland
“Love finding different things to see and do and this particular exhibition has to be the best one I’ve been to of late. Very well put together, informative yet not too heavy and the visuals were phenomenal. Hats off to John.”
Matty, Manchester, UK
“The photos are breathtaking, with good interpretive panels and a few short videos, plus I got a personal introduction/talk from a friendly staff member named Donal.This exhibit is not to be missed if you are interested in history. It’s a gem!”
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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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