Annascaul is a village on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, situated above Annascaul Lake and in the foothills of the Slieve Mish Mountains.
The village is relatively new, having only developed at the beginning of the 19th century.
Annascaul was the birthplace of renowned Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who was part of Captain Scott’s fateful attempt to reach the South Pole and Ernest Shackleton’s boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia.
In 2003, a statue of Crean was erected opposite the South Pole Inn, the public house he owned in the village.
The beautiful Dingle Way walking route passes through the village, while there are also numerous marked trails and the Kerry Camino to follow.
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