There is a long and proud Cork/Antarctic connection. Of the ten people involved in early Antarctic exploration, six are from Cork. Edward Bransfield, who was born in the village of Ballinacurra, one mile outside of Midleton, was the first person to discover the location of Antarctica and to chart it in 1820.
This year, the theme for Heritage Week is our natural heritage therefore it is fitting that we celebrate the life of our local hero. The group Remembering Edward Bransfield has produced an exhibition that details the meticulous research which has been undertaken and which has uncovered fascinating details of his personal life, his career and his unfailing courage. The exhibition will open at Midleton Library on the 25th of August at 8.00pm. There will be a series of short talks from members of the group on the evening. Everybody is welcome and, as always with Cork County Library and Arts Service events, there is no cover charge.
Inquiries to Midleton Library at 012 4613929 or message the Remembering Edward Bransfield page on Facebook.