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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, 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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Tralee Golf Clubhouse
Tralee Golf Club
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
This magnificent 6,890 yard championship course is considered to be amongst the best in the world. This is a "must play" course when in the area and one that many return to time and again. From nine holes in 1982, Tralee now ranks among ...
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Old Ivy House
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
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Cahirciveen Farmers Market - County Kerry - Thursdays (seasonal)
Cahirciveen Market

The Community Centre, Cahirciveen, County Kerry

Thursdays: 10am - 2pm June - Sept.

Contact: Jane Urquhart - 066 947 5479 www.kerryfarmersm ...
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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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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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