KiwiCo camps kick off online from June 22nd, and offer loads of free content for 3 to 11 year olds

AS SUMMER STRETCHES OUT AHEAD OF US WITH ACTIVITIES CURBED BY COVID-19, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF CHEAP AND CHEERFUL WAYS TO KEEP THE CHILDREN OCCUPIE(...)

A toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance, during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty

As the pandemic drags on, a lot of people have been looking to history for insights. Much focus has been on the parallels between coronavirus and past(...)

Damian Browne completing his solo Atlantic row.

Damian Browne still cannot swim. Rowed the Atlantic on his lonesome, keeps time with Olympians, did a 251km ultra-marathon across the Sahara and the b(...)

(Detail) Rare photographs of Ernest Shakleton’s doomed Endurance voyage will be auctioned at Bonham’s Travel and Exploration sale in London on February 26th £30,000-£40,000

Auction Results Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February: Matthews Auction Rooms, Duke Street, Kells, Co Meath Antiques and Interiors auction. Lot 716(...)

Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, with the chair of the Remembering Edward Bransfield Committee, Jim Wilson, at the unveiling of a monument to Bransfield in his  home village of Ballinacurra in East Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

Edward Bransfield, the pioneering Irish polar explorer and the first person to officially record discovering Antarctica, has been honoured with the un(...)

Diamond, ruby and emerald picture frame achieved €22,000 (€12,000-€22,000) through O’Reilly’s

From Ernest Shackleton’s sleigh and a set of gold teeth, to a rocket launcher and a stuffed baboon, 2019 has been an interesting year in the Irish auc(...)

The Ernest Shackleton sledge, lot 195, from his Nimrod expedition, €163,718 (€67,000-€110,000)

Auction results RJ Keighery, William Street, Waterford, February 4th: Lot 705, pair of leather wing-backed chairs, €1,350 (€500-€700); two Persian r(...)

Lot:195 BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907-1909 Sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition by Ernest Shackleton ( €69,000- 120,000)

A recent competition by the BBC asked viewers to vote for their favourite “icons” of the 20th century – across seven fields of human endeavour. The wi(...)

Cambridge: punting on the River Cam

Ah, college days, punting along the Cam on a sun-dappled late-August morning, the giant weeping willows on the banks trailing into the water as Newton(...)

Genevieve with ‘Louis the Adventurer’ and Arthur.

It was the broken olive dish that did it. Shards of its shiny blue paint scattered on the floor. The crack through the yellow word Sorrento a reminder(...)

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