Place:Annascaul, Ballynacourty, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland


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Located inBallynacourty, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
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Annascaul or Anascaul is a village on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It is situated 32.9 kilometres west of Tralee on the N86 Tralee - Dingle national secondary road near its junction with the R561 regional road to Castlemaine and Farranfore leading to nearby Inch Strand. The village was recorded as having a population of 299 at the time of the 2011 census.


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The village is of relatively modern origins, having grown up around the beginning of the nineteenth century. In 1837 it was described as:

"...containing 11 houses and 92 inhabitants. This place is situated in a pleasant valley on the new mail coach road from Tralee to Dingle, to each of which it has a penny post recently established."

Annascaul was the birthplace of the Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who was part of Robert Scott's ill-fated attempts to reach the South Pole and Ernest Shackleton's epic open boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia. In 2003 a statue of Crean was erected in the village opposite the South Pole Inn, the public house he owned. Irish American sculptor Jerome Connor, famous for his work the Nuns of the Battlefield in Washington D.C., was also born in Annascaul.

There was a long history in the locality particularly around the late 19th and early 20th century of young men joining the British Royal Navy.

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