SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
ATHY STAGES A DOUBLY SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF EVENTS
The event runs from Saturday 25 October to Friday 5 December.
The Centre is famous for presenting major events relating to Antarctic Heritage, as well as local heritage in County Kildare, where Ernest Shackleton was born at Kilkea, between Castledermot and Athy, in 1874.
The exhibition features prints from the original film of the Expedition's pioneering polar photographer, the late George Lowe; and is complemented by artefacts and selected objects from private collections. Its visual narrative is based on the new book by Huw Lewis-Jones, published by Thames & Hudson.
The opening also saw the launch by celebrated singer-actor Aidan Dooley of Michael Smith's new book on the 'Boss': Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer.
A book accompanying the exhibition is on sale in the Museum.