05 June 2009
Photo Hunt - Advertisment
The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is advertisment. I don't have any good photos of adverts so I thought I would advertise one of the most delightful pubs in Ireland. Located in Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula the South Pole Inn was once owned by one of my personal heroes Tom Crean.
Tom Crean was an explorer who participated in three of the major British expeditions to Antarctica in the early 20th century including Captain Scott's ill fated attempt to reach the South Pole (during which he was decorated for bravery) and Shackelton's disastrous expedition of 1914. Crean was one of the men who accompanied Shackleton in his successful bid by open to reach South Georgia to obtain help in rescuing the other expedition members.
After he retired from the Royal Navy and from exploration he opened the South Pole Inn and died in 1936. The pub is full of photos and memorabilia from his expeditions and there is a bronze statue to the man in a memorial garden across the road. (see below)
I know this is a stretch on the theme but how often do I do that!