Joe O’Farrell (left) of the Shackleton Museum Athy and Sven Habermann of Conservation Letterfrack peer into the cabin in which the explorer died in the Antartic on January 5th, 1922. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sven Habermann has taken delivery of many fine and fragile objects at his north Connemara workshop, and they come in all shapes, sizes, ages and condi(...)

The medal awarded to Timothy McCarthy for his role in Shackleton’s epic sea rescue in the Antarctic Ocean in 1916.  Photograph: Jan Starnes

A Kildare museum dedicated to Sir Ernest Shackleton failed to match the final bid of £65,000 paid at auction in London yesterday for a Polar Medal for(...)

Explorer Ernest Shackleton made three expeditions to the Antarctic, but is best known for the ‘Endurance’ expedition of 1914-1916 when the ship became trapped in the ice and Shackleton and five colleagues made an epic journey to South Georgia to seek rescue. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images)

Eugene Furlong hasn’t trimmed his beard in months and has tried not to wash too much, in preparation for a special night out. Dressing “down” rather (...)

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(...)

The rescue team in a scene from Discovery’s ‘Shackleton: Death or Glory’

‘Spooning” or snuggling up with fellow crew to keep warm in the soaking, suffocating confines of a seven-metre (22.5ft) boat, while being tossed about(...)