An adventurous and exciting re-enactment of one of the great achievements of Tom Crean and his companions on the Endurance Expedition will take place in Kenmare this coming Saturday 9th April at 12.30pm Following in the footsteps of Tom Crean, his grand daughter Aileen Crean O’Brien, together with her two sons Cian and Morgan and […]
We are justifiably proud of one of our greatest Kerrymen – Tom Crean but we should remember his brother Cornelius also. On April 25th 1920, Tom Crean’s older brother Cornelius, who was an RIC officer, was shot dead in an IRA ambush, at Upton Industrial School in Ballinspittal, Co. Cork, during Ireland’s War Of Independence.
Recently, I was honoured to be given the task of tracing Tom Crean’s ancestors, by Aileen O’Brien d’Arcy – Tom’s Granddaughter. Aileen a brilliant professional chef runs the well known Tom Crean Fish & Wine , an Award wining Townhouse & Restaurant in Kenmare. As well as providing customers with delicious locally sourced food, Aileen […]