SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR HOSTS MAJOR EVENT
It tells in graphic details the story of the 1914–1917 Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, which was indeed a triumph against all odds: a survival story like no other.
It was years before the true significance of this dangerous adventure emerged, but the Irish-born Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917 is today rightly seen as perhaps the most remarkable in exploration history: a tale of extraordinary leadership: of the triumph of the human heart and spirit when faced with the most terrible odds.
A full size replica of the James Caird, the lifeboat that proved so critical to the rescue, will form a central part of this stirring exhibition, which will feature over 150 of the technically brilliant and evocative black-and-white photographs of Australian Frank Hurley, the official photographer for the expedition. And there is much, much more including extensive wall texts and diary excerpts, .
Invitations to the opening gathering on Monday September 10th at 6 p.m. have already been issued. The contact for that is Jean Finegan, Tel +353 (0)1-271-3200, firstname.lastname@example.org However the exhibition is open weekdays 10-7 and Sundays 11-6. Irish Maritime Exhibitions can be contacted on +353 (0)86 852 3498 or email@example.com