Shackleton museum

Has anyone been there and your thoughts? My son is very interested in his story and we will be in Ireland for three weeks mid October to early November. I also read somewhere about a bar or pub one of his crew owned but deleted the info. I think it was on Dingle pensinula. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Posted by Margaret
Nashville, TN, USA
451 posts

Gail, I have to give credit to Tony McGann, our tour guide on a recent trip to Ireland, because he surprised us with a stop at this pub, since he knew we had been to Antarctica. It is called the South Pole Inn and it is in Annascaul, Ireland (I had to do a Google search to find the city, since all I remember is that it was on the same day we went to Dingle). The little village also has a statue of Tom Crean, the explorer from Ireland who was with Shackleton. Inside the pub there are all sorts of photos of him and of the exploration. Can't miss it when you drive up, can't miss the huge penguin :) http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/ireland/the-southwest/review-185547.html If your son hasn't been to Antarctica, we highly recommend it....trip of a lifetime!!!!

Posted by Gail
Downingtown, USA
1554 posts

Thanks so much for your response. Looking forward to stopping there as we will be in Dingle for several days. Nice you had trip of a lifetime to Antartica.