Experience the story of one man’s incredible journey. Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, has announced the performance of Tom Crean 'Antarctic Explorer for one performance only on March 5 at 8.30pm.
Experience Aidan Dooley’s award winning one-man play as it tells the heroic tale of Tom Crean, the intrepid Irish Antarctic explorer and the only man to serve with Scott and Shackleton on three famous expeditions: Discovery (1901 to 1904 ); Terra Nova (1910 to 1913 ); and Endurance (1914 to 1916 ).
Written and performed by Dooley, the story, a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica, is brought to life in this dramatic solo performance. Crean’s 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”. He was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery. Tickets cost €15, for booking call 097 81079.