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Patrick Keohane

Courtmacsherry 1879 - Plymouth 1950
Irish member of Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic expedition of 1910-1913, the Terra Nova Expedition
Don Cronin

Courtmacsherry - Cúirt Mhic Seafraidh /  Patrick Keohane   Courtmacsherry - Cúirt Mhic Seafraidh /  Patrick Keohane


Bronze statue of Keohane, standing on the parallel of 85°15' - the southern point he reached.

Courtmacsherry - Cúirt Mhic Seafraidh / Patrick Keohane


1879 1950
Antarctic Explorer

member of scott polar expedition
1910 - 1913

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Antarctic Explorer
1879 1950

1879 : Born at Barry's Point, Courtmacsherry Bay, Co. Cork.
1895 : Enlisted in Royal Navy at Queenstown (Cobh), Co. Cork.
1907 : Attained rank of Petty Officer 1st Class.
1910 - 1913 : Chosen as team member of Capt. Robert Scott's Expedition to the South Pole.
1914 : Returned to Ireland and married Bridget Mary O'Driscoll. Moved to Plymouth.
1914 - 1917 : Trained naval recruits at Devonport Naval Base in U.K.
1920 : Retired from the Royal Navy and Joined the Coastguard Service.
1920 - 34 : Served at Coastguard Stations in Ireland, Scotland and United Kingdom.
1934 : Transferred to Isle of Man as District Officer of Ramsey Coastguard Station.
1941 : Retired from the Coastguard Service.
1941 : Appointed instructor at "Valyrie" the secret Radar & Telegraphy School on Isle of Man.
1945 : Returned with his family to Plymouth at end of World War 2.
1950 : Died on August, 31st at the age of 71 years.

In his graveside oration, Cherry-Garrard, his companion from Scott's expedition,
said of Patrick Keohane,
"He always wanted to see the other side of the hill - and he saw"                                             Sculptor: Don Cronin



Unveiled in September 2012 by Dr Clare O'Leary from Bandon, the first Irishwoman in 2008 to trek to the South Pole.

Courtmacsherry - Cúirt Mhic Seafraidh / Patrick Keohane

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Location (N 51°36'46" - W 8°41'52")

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Item Code: ie174; Photograph: 16 June 2014
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