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A dining room at Shackleton Park

A timely podcast was released by Dublin City University and the Shackleton Museum in Athy during lockdown. Called 'What Would Shackleton do?', it examined how Kildare-born Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton would respond to a pandemic.

In 1915, his ship Endurance became trapped by ice in the Weddell Sea, prompting Shackleton to lead his 27-man crew through what would become one of the greatest ever survival epics. After drifting on ice floes, the men eventually managed to reach Elephant Island by lifeboat, and Shackleton and five others sailed 1,300 km in a whale boat to South Georgia in search of help. The crew was rescued several months later.

When he and his men first abandoned ship, Shackleton allowed the expedition's meteorologist to take his banjo with him to helped sustain the party's spirits over the following months with weekly concerts and singalongs.