Shackleton Centenary Expedition

Thank you Ireland November 03 2007

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We here at the Shackleton Foundation were delighted to hear that the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has approved 52,500 Euros in grants to support conservation of Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds in Antarctica.

Sir Ernest and the team used the hut in 1908 as part of the Nimrod Expedition, and again in the later Endurance Expedition of 1914.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ahern said that while Government funding for Cape Royds was 'modest in contrast with funding from elsewhere', it would link Ireland to an international project which will 'forever honour the memory of two great Irishmen, Ernest Shackleton from Kildare and Tom Crean from Kerry'.

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