Tom Crean: he faced mountainous seas and Antarctic blizzards

The Easter Rising was not the only historic event launched by Irishmen on April 24th, 1916. There was at least one other notable exploit begun that da(...)

Returning to base having deployed a water-based drone to take multiple scientific measurements

Arriving in South Georgia, I can only imagine what Tom Crean and the rest of the crew of the James Caird felt when they made landfall on this bleak a(...)

Sabina Higgins will attend a short wreath-laying ceremony at Constance Markievicz’s grave tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Betson

March 25th, 1916 The fate of Irishman Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic was a cause for serious concern in March 1916. Shackleton went(...)

The James Caird is a small, open boat, just 23ft-long, in which six men sailed, in the winter of 1916, from Elephant Island, south of Cape Horn, to So(...)

Ronan McGreevy More than 5,500 people, most of them from abroad, have so far signed up to walk in the “people’s parade” ahead of the mai(...)