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Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer
Tralee, Co. Kerry
16 September 2023
Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Presented by Play On Words Theatre.

Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916).

Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic. His 36 mile solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians, as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.

Venue: Siamsa Tíre, Tralee.

Dates/Times: Sat 16 Sept @ 20:00 - 22:00 including interval.

Tickets: Full €23.50, Concession €21 + booking fee.

Event details

Siamsa Tíre


16 September 2023


Start 20:00End 22:00



Contact details
Siamsa Tire, Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 XW44, Ireland
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