shackletonpixl TY students Wayne Kelly and Emma Cunningham were interviewed by RTE 1’s Seascapes Programme at the Shackleton Autumn school last Saturday, where they were making a presentation about the Shackleton Challenge they took part in last year for TY.

Ernest Shackleton, the famous Antartic Explorer was born in Kilkea, just outside Athy. He grew up to be one of the most famous explorers of his age. His adventures are commemorated every year at the Shackleton Autumn School in Athy.

Emma and Wayne took part in a Schackleton Challenge that aims to keep Schackleton’s courage, vision and leadership skills alive for a new generation of Irish youth.

The full interview can be heard here.