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Unveiling of Shackleton Statue in Athy

Unveiling of Shackleton Statue in Athy

Sculpture by Mark Richards

A century to the day since Sir Ernest Shackleton rescued the crew of his ship Endurance from Elephant island in the Antarctic ocean, a bronze statue to the polar explorer by Mark Richards has been unveiled in his home county of Kildare.

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A Naval Service guard of honour and colour party paid tribute to Shackleton’s life at sea, and Athy singer Jack Lukeman performed The Wearing of the Green, which was originally sung by Kerryman Tom Crean on an epic trip with Shackleton to rescue their crew in 1916.

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