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A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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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

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Annascaul 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.