The first gathering took place to mark the anniversary of Bransfield’s discovery at Jacko’s of Ballinacurra. Hopes are to make this a annual event known as Edward Bransfield Day.
2017 – 17th January: Liam O’Riordan Presentation, ‘World Ship Society'(Cobh Branch), Commodore Hotel, Cobh
Liam O’Riordan gave a presentation about Edward Bransfield to the Cobh Branch of the ‘World Ship Society’ held the Commodore Hotel Cobh.
Jim Wilson gave a presentation about Edward Bransfield at the premier of a short armature film production (12 minutes) based loosely on his later years of his life created by a group known as the Midleton Monday Night Club over the previous three years. This even took place at O’Meara’s Pub, Main Street, Ballinacurra.
Michael Smith gave a presentationin about Edward Bransfield the Midleton Park Hotel. This event was used to launch our project.
Remembering Edward Bransfield Facebook group was setup. Around the same time Jim Wilson and Eugene Furlong were talking about Antarctica. Both agreed that Edward Bransfield more than deserved a lot more recognition and maybe a monument. Contacts were made and our idea blossomed.
Remembering Edward Bransfield has inspired a retired Californian lawyer and weaver Gael Mueller to design and produce an Tartan dedicated to Edward Bransfield. Her visit to the Antarctic in January 2018, where she discovered all about Edward Bransfield and our project, inspired her to embark on her first Tartan project. A year later she…Details