Tom Crean

The South Pole Inn located in Annascaul, is a pub devoted to serving pints and preserving the legacy of the great Tom Crean.

The renowned Antarctic explorer originally hailed from the village, but left as a teenager to join the Royal Navy. Thus began a life of adventure for the Kerryman who participated in three Antarctic expeditions and was awarded an Albert Medal for his heroism.

Crean eventually found his way back to Annascaul and opened The South Pole Inn with his wife in 1927.

Over ninety years on and the pub is still alive and kicking. It has, however, changed hands and is now run by Gary Percival and his family.