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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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Golf

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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Rose Cottage
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Rose Cottage is a 4 star ITBA (Irish Tourist Board Approved) cottage, set in a secluded location in an orchard nestled in the hills above Killorglin. Rose Cottage belies it's secluded location as it is also very convenient to Killorglin town, onl ...
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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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Tourist Attractions

Skellig Experience Visitor Centre - Valentia Island County Kerry Ireland
Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Enjoy an audio-visual tour recreating the magic of the Skellig region, enjoy the history, The Skellig Experience’s re-created Skellig sea cliff, with life-size models and related presentations, you can get to know, by sight and sound, the l ...
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Gormans Clifftop House & Restaurant - Dingle Wedding Venue - Exterior
Gorman's Clifftop House and Restaurant
Dingle, Co. Kerry
Beautifully situated near Smerwick Harbour on the Slea Head scenic drive and Dingle Way walking route, Sile and Vincent Gorman’s guesthouse and restaurant is a magical place for a small, intimate alternative style wedding which, as Sile say ...
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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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