Explore the Antarctica in Shackleton's footsteps

Posted: 6 January 2018

ExploreIrish Times holiday recommendation for 2018

The Irish Times Magazine (Trips for 2018) recommends exploring the Antarctica! Athy’s famous Polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton, may have had to endure harsher conditions without the benefits of modern thermal clothing and comforts to bring...

The Times recommends that you head south to visit the world’s last wild frontier, see its declining colonies of penguins and view spectacular glaciers breaking into icebergs! To reduce the carbon print of your travels, the reviewer suggests traveling with Abercrombie & Kent’s Pontant Abercrombiekent.com or Responsible Travel Responsibletravel.com who organise trips for 250 people or fewer. Only 100 passengers are permitted to disembark at one time. 

Support polar research through the Scott Polar Research Institute spri.cam.ac.uk

The Athy Heritage Centre Museum is home to the world’s only permanent exhibition of Shackleton’s voyages and is currently progressing plans for a major redevelopment of the museum Shackletonmuseum.com

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