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South Pole Inn

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South Pole Inn
Annascaul Co Kerry
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Tel: +353 66 915 7388

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Not only a delightful, well-run pub, but also well worth a visit to view its fascinating collection of memorabilia connected with the great Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his second officer, Tom Crean of Annascaul - who ran the pub on his return from the Antarctic.
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered

South Pole Inn

Annascaul, a colourful village on the Dingle peninsula, has connections with the great Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and, more particularly, his second officer, Tom Crean, who was a native of Annascaul and has only recently achieved the recognition he deserved for his own part in Antarctic exploration.


Across the road from the South Pole Inn, there is a statue of Crean by the Irish American sculptor, Jerome Connor, who was also born in Annascaul (his famous work, the Nuns of the Battlefield, stands in Washington D.C.). 


On retiring in 1920, Tom Crean returned to Annascaul, married and ran The South Pole Inn - and today it is not only a delightful, well-run pub, but also well worth a visit to view its  fascinating collection of Shackleton and Crean memorabilia.


 

Seats 52 (private room, 35; outdoors, 50). Bar food available 12-8 daily. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu); free broadband wifi. Closed 25 Dec & Good Fri. MasterCard, Visa, abbreviations
Last Updated: 17-02-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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