The Cork-Antarctica Connection

Cork Antarctica Connection

De Courcey Classic and Vintage Club will host a Historical talk at the Kilmacsimon Community Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork at 8PM Monday the 2nd of May.

The talk will be presented by Mr Eugene Furlong who has himself travelled to Antarctica in recent times. The talk will cover many Corkmen who although not as famous as Tom Crean still contributed to the great South Pole expeditions of the early 19th and 20th centuries.

Eugene will discuss men like Edward Bransfield from Ballinacurra, who was taken off his father’s fishing boat and pressed into Royal Navy service. The McCarthy brothers from Kinsale who travelled with Scott and Shackleton (The McCarthy islands off south Georgia carry their name to this day). Robert Forde from Ballinascarthy, who on Scotts expedition built a field kitchen which is today a protected site of historical interest. Eugene will reveal the remarkable stories of these men whom history has passed by.

For further details contact John 087 2667296.

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