Unveiling of Statue to Patrick Keohane
A memorial is to be raised in honour of Patrick Keohane. Keohane is the only one of the three Irishmen in Captain Scott's landing party - Crean, Forde and Keohane - that does not have a memorial.
Patrick Keohane was born at Barry's Point, near Courtmacsherry in 1879 and entered the British navy in 1895. He marched to within 350 miles of the South Pole before turning back, completing a trek of almost 1,200 miles in three months. He returned to the ice and helped bury Scott’s body.
Keohane had to flee Ireland in 1920 during the war of independence because he married into a coastguard family. He became a coastguard officer in England and assisted in the making of the film, Scott of the Antarctic in 1947. He died in England in 1950, forgotten in Ireland.
A charity has been set up to fund the memorial and the committee would very much welcome any contributions from the public.
Details: Secretary, Diarmuid Begley,
Tel 00 353 23-8846683,
The Keohane statrue unveiling ceremony will take place at Lislee Court, between Broad Strand and Blind Strand near Courtmacsherry, Cork on Sunday, August 19. The
committee has asked Dr Clare O’Leary (first Irishwoman to walk to the South Pole) to perform the ceremony.
Sunday, 19 August, 2012
Start Time TBA
Courtmacsherry, Cork, Ireland
Rep. of Ireland
Event Contact InfoDiarmuid Begley
Email: Phone: 00 353 23-8846683
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