The village is famous for being the birthplace of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean and internationally renowned sculptor Jerome O'Connor.
Annascaul is on the regular Tralee - Dingle bus route. Buses run in each direction several times a day. See the Bus Eireann website for information on times.
Annascaul is located on the main Tralee - Dingle road (N86).
It is approximately 35 minutes drive from Tralee, 20 minutes drive from Dingle and 50 minutes from Killarney.
If travelling to Annascaul from Tralee, pay attention to the signposting, as the Tralee-Dingle road diverges in two just before Camp village. One route leads to Dingle via the Conor Pass, the other via Annascaul.
If coming by car it is worth noting that there is no petrol station in the village. The nearest are in Dingle, Camp or between Inch and Castlemaine.
Surfing is popular at nearby Inch Beach. Boards and wetsuits are available to hire from the cafe on the beach. Also, during the summer months, two surf schools offer lessons and equipment hire on the beach.
Walking and Hikes
Be aware that there is no ATM or banking facility in the village. Some shops etc. will accept credit/debit cards, but not all.
There are a number of pubs in the village itself.
If you stop in the South Pole Inn, try a pint of Crean's Lager. Named after Tom Crean, a localman who accompanied Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their ill-fated Antarctic expeditions, Crean's Lager is brewed locally. After returning from Antarctica, Tom Crean opened the South Pole Inn.
Also, a few miles from the Annascaul village itself in nearby Inch:
Bed & Breakfasts
Also, in nearby Inch:
For further information see: