SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
IN DUBLIN, SIR ERNEST STILL PACKS IN THE CROWDS
'Unveiled on February 6th 2012 to commemorate SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON, b 1874 Co Kildare d 1922 South Georgia Island, Irish Polar Explorer who gave an illustrated lecture on his celebrated Nimrod expedition to the South Pole in this hall on December 14th 1909.'
The Dublin occasion (after Kildare, Shackleton, his brother and sisters spent several of their growing years in the city, where their father Dr. Henry Shackleton trained as a General Practitioner) was a vital and uplifting evening of music and lectures, celebrating both Alexandra's grandfather Sir Ernest Shackleton and other Irish polar heroes, notably Tom Crean and Francis McClintock.
All in all, it made for a grand celebration in style of these great figures of Irish exploration.