Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Book launch: Shackleton – The Voyage of the James Caird: A Graphic Account


Gillian Hennessy Media & Marketing Executive at The Collins PressIllustrator David Butler. 
author Gavin McCumiskey and Mario Corrigan  Executive Librarian Kildare County Library and Arts Service.

Illustrator David Butler.Lettering artist Alice Coleman and author Gavin McCumiskey

Margaret Walsh Curator Athy Shackleton Museum, author Gavin McCumiskey, 
Jonathan Shackleton Historian and Illustrator David Butler,  


Kildare County Council Director of Services Peter Minnock, Illustrator David Butler, author Gavin McCumiskey, Jonathan Shackleton Historian and Frank Taaffe from Athy Shackleton Museum.


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Gavin LMFM- Midmorning Show Wednesday 18th of May 2016


Today, we talked to Gavin McCumiskey, originally from Dundalk, was on the line to tell us about a new graphic novel he has released which recounts Shackleton’s incredible journey of bravery and resilience.



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shackleton – The Voyage of the James Caird



When the mighty Endurance becomes trapped in the Weddell Sea, Ernest Shackleton’s dream to cross the Antarctic becomes a fight to save the twenty-seven souls that set sail with him. With five others, he takes to the sea in the lifeboat, James Caird, and sets a course for South Georgia, 800 miles away across treacherous waters. This graphic depiction brings to life the ceaseless struggle against the harshest environment on Earth, and culminates in the most dramatic real-life open-boat journey in the history of mankind. 

It is a graphic retelling of the greatest feat of leadership and survival ever recorded. 




Music Antartic Tears taken from the CD Shackleton's Endurance. 
Music courtesy of composer Brian Hughes.  
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