15 February-Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton was an explorer who was a native of Co Kildare, Ireland. He was the leader of three Antarctic expeditions. He was knighted by King Edward VII following his second expedition in 1909. On that occasion Shackleton came within 180km of the South Pole.

Ernest Shackleton was born in Kilkea Co Kildare in the year 1874 On This Day.

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Ernest Shackleton Departs Portsmouth

Ernest Shackleton grave South Georgia

 

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