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Antarctic Explorer returns

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CREAN OF THE CROP Aidan Dooley stars in ‘Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer’.

Back by popular demand, Aidan Dooley returns to the stage at Westport Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, October 30, with his highly acclaimed one-man theatrical performance of ‘Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer’.
Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s hitherto unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.
Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations from one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions Discovery (1901-04), Terra Nova (1910-13) and Endurance (1914-16).
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’. He was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery.
This multi-award-winning show has now played countless critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK.