Autumn School

The Athy Heritage Centre-Museum has established the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School to celebrate the life and work of the great Antarctic explorer in the area of his birth.

Please view Testimonials from past Autumn School attendees.

Virtual Shackleton 2020

Welcome to the 20th Shackleton Autumn School – this year presented via the internet as ‘Virtually Shackleton’. 
Drawing inspiration from the Boss himself, we look to the resources we have, be it those interested in inspiring people and events, loyal and regular attendees, our supportive patron, strong friendships built over the years, enthusiastic new comers………people like you!

Good news follows good news – this year, through the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, you can join us free of charge for ‘’Virtually Shackleton’.

Virtually Shackleton 2020 will take place online, 31st October

Here’s a look at the different ways you can join in!

Join us online for panel discussions, lectures and more 

Send us your video messages from around the world 

Join in the online conversation on social media 

Meet others for a virtual pint in O’Briens 

Register now for this free event and we will keep you updated by email