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Annascaul, Co. Kerry

Annascaul or Anascaul (Irish: Abhainn an Scáil or Abha na Scáil) is a village in County Kerry. The name has different meanings, depending on which translation is used. It can mean Scáil's River (Scáil Ní Mhúirnáin is a character in a local legend), River of the Shadows, or Ford of the Heroes.

Annascaul was the birthplace of the Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who was part of Robert Scott's ill-fated attempts to reach the South Pole. The area is particularly good for walking and hill walking.

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Glanleam House & Subtropical Garden - Valentia Island County Kerry ireland
Glanleam House & Subtropical Garden
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Experiencing this garden is like straying into a benign jungle where the most exotic of plants rule in wild profusion. And if ever there was a place to give a sense of other worldliness it is Glanleam. The 40 acre site on an east facing bay on Va ...
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Dooks Golf Club - County Kerry Ireland
Dooks Golf Club
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
The golf links is set out on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay. In the immediate foreground are the sand dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch and just a few miles away the whitewashed houses of Cromane fishing vi ...
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Dingle Marina Cottages
Dingle, Co. Kerry
The newly renovated Dingle Marina Cottages are situated just two minutes walk from Dingle Town on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. The 14 cottages are designed with comfort in mind in a traditional Irish style. Eac ...
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Castlegregory Market - Co Kerry - Sundays
Every Sunday 10 - 1pm

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Strand Street, Castlegregory, Co Kerry
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Tourist Attractions

The Blascaoid Centre - Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir - Ballyferriter Dingle Peninsula County Kerry Ireland
The Blascaoid Centre - Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhoir
Dingle, Co. Kerry
The Blascaod Centre celebrates the story of the Blasket Islanders, the unique literary achievements of the island writers and their native language, culture and tradition. An Blascaod Mór was abandoned in 1953 as a result of the de ...
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Wedding
Carrig Country House
Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry
Just off the Ring of Kerry, Frank and Mary Slattery’s delightful Victorian country house is as romantic a location as any bride could wish for, set in acres of secluded lakeside gardens, with its own private jetty. There are churches ne ...
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Comments

9th June 2010
Patrick Daniel O'Byrne
Considering that one of Irelands greatest heroes was an Anascaul Man, I am surprised at the scant references to his existence - a mere two lines in your summary - this 'Epitaph' for a man that was the unsung hero of both the Scott expedition and that of Sir Ernest Shackleton on many an occasion. During the Scott attempt at the S.Pole he was sent, when at 90 miles to go, to take a sick Officer, back to base camp. When with still 35 miles to go the officer could not go any further, Tom Crean left him with his other companion and walked back to the base camp over the Antarctic Wastes alone with only a Compass to guide him a trip that took 18 hrs or so, and returned with the rescue party. No Mobile phones or means of communication. Who could do that these days? Come on Georgina Give him moremoter that two lines

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