Monday, January 11, 2010
The South Pole Inn
Tom Crean is known to many today becasue of the successful play "Tom Crean - Antartic Explorer" and also because of the excellent Guinness ad. of a few years ago.
Driving though Annascaul in Co. Kerry recently it was great to come across his old pub "The South Pole Inn". This is the place he bought and ran after his retirement (in 1920) from all that exploring with Scott, Shackleton and Co. It's not hard to imagine bygone cold winter evenings with the fire blazing the porter and whiskey flowing and Tom telling stories of his many adventures another world away...