What a apt quote from the Boss himself Ernest Shackleton  as Space X Falcon 9  landed on the International Space Station!


“I believe it is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown.” Ernest Shackleton

A  Podcast Series


Dr. Juliana Adelman, Assistant Professor of History at Dublin City University, has combined with the Shackleton Committee in Athy, Co; Kildare to produce a series of short podcasts which relate  Shackleton’s experiences to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.


For more information about the Podcast and were the series is available for download please follow this link. 


The full series is now available.



Athy Heritage Centre Shackleton Museum have been advised to close facilities to the public   as we are a Cultural institution, our aim is to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)   Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Please note you can still contact us by email info@shackletonmuseum.com or  phone  059 8633075 and we will deal with all inquiries.    Thank you for your patience.


Stay at Home. Stay Safe.


Inspirational Quote from the Boss Shackleton ‘If you’re a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you’ve got to keep going’

Athy Heritage Centre Museum- Shackleton Museum presents the 20th Annual Shackleton Autumn School, an action-packed weekend. ‘The Polar Event Of The Year’, provides a forum for discussion and debate on polar exploration and the presentation of artistic works relevant to Polar Exploration.

The event of the year that commemorates the South Kildare Polar explorer in the county of his birth, with a series of lectures, film, drama, annual dinner, exhibition, book launch and tour.

Tickets available from Eventbrite


  • For more information contact the Athy Heritage Centre-Shackleton Museum at the address or email below.
  • Enquiries: contact Margaret Walsh at: 00353 59 8633075
  • info@shackletonmuseum.com
  • Athy Heritage Centre-Shackleton Museum, Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare.


Temporarily Closed due to Covid-19

  • Monday - Friday
  • 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
  • Sunday
  • 12 noon - 4pm
  • Saturday Opening - June to January
  • 12 noon - 4pm
  • Open out of hours on request
  • For Guided Tours please book in advance


  • Adults €5.00
  • Students/Senior Citizens: €3.00
  • Child €3.00
  • Family Ticket €12.00