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south pole inn annascaul

Annascaul is a village of about 350 residents located about 19 miles from Tralee and 11 miles from Dingle. It is surrounded by rugged mountainous terrain which is popular with hill walkers.

What’s in Annascaul Ireland?

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This is the home town of famous Antartic explorer Tom Crean, who was on Scott’s expedition to the South Pole and Shackleton’s voyage to Elephant Island.
The South Pole Inn, which he owned and which is still owned by his family, contains a collection of memoribilia of his trips. A bronze statue of Tom Crean stands in the village opposite The South Pole Inn.
There are some nice old pubs as well as B&Bs and a hostel in the village which is a centre for walking to the various scenic locations including Mount Brandon to the north.
This village has a lively GAA Club.


Annascaul Ireland walks

This is a fantastic and popular location for hill walking.
There are quite a few local way marked routes and the Dingle Way passes through the village. Annascaul Lake walk can be found here.
Mount Brandon, which is a favourite destination for hillwalkers is just a short distance from the village.

Accommodation in Annascaul

Bed and Breakfast in Annascaul

There are no hotels in the village but there are some nice B&Bs and other accommodations locally.
The nearest hotel is The Dingle Skellig Hotel
These are some of the accommodation available:
Ardrinane House, Railway Cottage, Brackloon LodgeInspiration Lodge The Old Anchor B&B, Annascaul House,

How Far is Annascaul?

Dingle: 16km, Tralee: 33km, Dublin: 330km, Cork: 135km, Shannon Airport: 156km