Tom Crean

One of the main attractions of Annascaul is the story of Tom Crean and the South pole Inn. Crean was born in 1977 in Gortacurraun. In 1983 he choose what was then a common career option in and around Annascaul – and enlisted in the Royal Navy. In 1901 commander Robert Scott an route to Antarctica, called into New Zealand to refit his ship Discovery. Crean volunteered  and was accepted for the trip.It would be the first of three major expeditions for the young Kerryman. Though his name appears rarely on the records of that first expedition,Crean made his mark with Scott.

Discovery

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Annascaul Walks hillwalking club, Co Kerry

Boot LogoAnnascaul walks is a small friendly walking club in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, where brooding mountains, stunning coastlines and fast flowing rivers provide magnificent year round walking. The club embodies the adventurous spirit the friendly humour and the co-operative nature of Annascaul’s famous son, Tom Crean the antarctic explorer.

The club holds two scheduled walks each Sunday, meeting at Hanafins bar on the main street. We extend a warm welcome to individuals and clubs of all ages and abilities to join us on one of our walks or to follow one of the many trailed walks in the area.

For more details on the walks, plenty of photos or to join, check out the website.

www.annascaulwalks.org

walking to Minard