Dingle Peninsula


This is the birthplace of Jerome Connor, the famous sculptor and Tom Crean, the Antarctic Explorer who had a pub here called the South Pole Inn. He accompanied both Robert Scott and Earnest Shackelton, but is remembered for the 1915 escape from Elephant Island when he and five others crossed 800 miles of ocean in an open rowboat. There is an excellent exhibition in his honour at Dingle’s public library. The mountains here will tempt many to make a long stay, and for the walker there is a particularly good route via Annascaul Lake over the hills of the Beenoskee group to Stradbally and Castlegregory.

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