Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the most one of the most enigmatic adventurers, soldiers, scholars and courtiers to emerge in the Tudor Age. This essay looks at his multiple Irish connections, good and bad. Much of the information was gleaned from an excellent...
Jim Hand (1847-1876)  Polar Explorer

Jim Hand (1847-1876) Polar Explorer

A brief account of a polar explorer from Bray who never came home, and whose memory is enshrined in the name of Greenland's Hand Bay. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Shackleton’s Island

Shackleton’s Island

A review of the National Geographic's episode of Ice Patrol entitled 'Shackleton's Island' (2009) when a group of marines followed Shackleton's astonishing journey through the uncharted mountains of South Georgia Island. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...