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The James Caird Centenary.

The Voyage Of The James Caird. April 24th – May 10th, 1916. Tomorrow we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the James Caird reaching South Georgia, after a titanic 16 day, 800 mile journey, across the most volatile ocean on earth. So slim were t...
by Tom Crean Discovery on May 9, 2016

The Iconic Tom Crean Portrait

The Iconic Tom Crean Portrait The Endurance Expedition 1914 – 1917 It is 101 years to the day, since Frank Hurley took this iconic photograph of the Irish explorer Tom Crean, during the Endurance Expedition. The setting for the powerful image w...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Feb 6, 2016

Tom Crean’s Rabbit – A Quote from Scott’s Journal.

The Terra Nova Expedition. Journal Entry – December 25th 1910. “An event of Christmas was the production of a family by Crean’s rabbit. She gave birth to 17, it is said, and Crean has given away 22! I don’t know what will become of th...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jan 16, 2016

On This Day – January 13th 1914

Public Announcement of Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition On this day in 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton announced his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which had been in planning for quite some time. The main objective of the expedition was to cross...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jan 13, 2016

On This Day – January 8th 1902

Discovery Expedition Tom Crean’s First Glimpse of Antarctica Having sailed from Lyttelton, New Zealand on 21st December 1901, aboard the expedition ship Discovery, with Captain Scott, Tom Crean caught his very first glimpse of Antarctica on Jan...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jan 7, 2016

On This Day – January 4th 1912

Crean and Scott’s Last Farewell Terra Nova Expedition January 4th 1912 On January 4th, 1912, Tom Crean would bid a final farewell to Captain Robert Falcon Scott, on the Polar Plateau, approximately 150 miles from the South Pole. Crean had serv...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jan 3, 2016

Tom Crean – Christmas Day 1902.

On This Day – December 25th 1902. A First Christmas On The Ice Of Antarctica. The Discovery Expedition (1901 – 1904). Relatively speaking, Antarctica has only two seasons – Winter and Summer, and they occur contrary to the seasons i...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Dec 24, 2015

Tom Crean – Colourised Image.

Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer. Image Colourisation by Vass Design. Thanks to Pete Vass of Vass Design , who kindly forwarded this image to me, for use on the website. I can only imagine the long hours of painstakingly meticulous work, that h...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Nov 17, 2015

Tom Crean Infographic – Discovery

Tom Crean Infographic The Discovery Expedition Tom Crean For Kids A Tom Crean Infographic, featuring key Tom Crean dates, focusing on those of his very first Antarctic expedition, with Robert Falcon Scott, aboard the ship Discovery. You can download...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Nov 12, 2015

Scott Leaves Cape Evans – Destination The South Pole.

On This Day – November 1st 1911 – The Push For The Pole The Terra Nova Expedition On November 1st 1911, Captain Robert Falcon Scott departed the base camp hut at Cape Evans, for the last time. The Pony Party consisted of Scott and nine ot...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Nov 1, 2015

Scott’s Southern Journey, Day 1 – Photo Gallery

Scott’s Southern Journey. On This Day – November 1st 1911. A collection of photographs taken on November 1st 1911, as Captain Robert Falcon Scott embarked upon his quest to be first to reach the South Pole. Prior to his departure, Scott h...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Nov 1, 2015

On This Day – September 10th 1904

Discovery Arrives at Plymouth. British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04. Generally known as the Discovery Expedition, The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, was Britain’s first official foray into Antarctic climes since t...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Sep 10, 2015

On This Day – September 3rd 1916

Arrival at Punta Arenas, Chile. The Endurance Expedition. “The Yelcho had arrived at the right moment. Two days earlier she could not have reached the island, and a few hours later the pack may have been impenetrable again.” Within one ho...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Sep 3, 2015

On This Day – August 30th 1916

Rescue From Elephant Island. The Endurance Expedition. August the 30th 1916 would have dawned no different than any of the previous 127 days, for the 22 men stranded on Elephant Island,  since their six comrades had departed the outcrop aboard the J...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Aug 30, 2015

Tom Crean & The Black And Tans

The Irish War of Independence 1919 – 1921 The ‘Black and Tans’ rolled into Ireland in 1920, their existence and purpose as devised by Winston Churchill was to provide numerical backup to an ever beleaguered R.I.C. force, who had be...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Aug 14, 2015

On This Day July 27th 1938 – Tom Crean Dies.

The Death of The Irish Giant, Tom Crean. Bon Secours Hospital, Cork. “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” – George Eliot For many years it had been thought that Tom Crean was born on July 20th 1877, that is...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jul 27, 2015

On This Day – July 12th 1916

Shackleton’s Third Rescue Attempt The Endurance Expedition – Elephant Island Emma On July 12th 1916, Ernest Shackleton launched his third effort to reach the 22 men left stranded on Elephant Island, since the beginning of the rescue effor...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jul 12, 2015

Tom Crean – Kerry Through and Through

Tom Crean – Kerry Through and Through By Shane O’Connor – Peanut Productions I just received a Tweet from Shane O’Connor of Peanut Productions, with a link to this wonderful piece on Tom Crean. Shane works as a Freelancer for...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jul 4, 2015

Kerry Airport Tom Crean Presentation

Kerry Tom Crean Airport Presentation This was the video presentation which was delivered to the Board of Directors, at this years AGM of Kerry Airport, which took place on June 22nd. The presentation was made by the Kerry Airport Should Be Renamed To...
by Tom Crean Discovery on Jun 24, 2015

Terra Nova Expedition – Photo Gallery

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by Tom Crean Discovery on Jun 12, 2015


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