Tom returned to Kerry in 1920.
He opened a pub called the South Pole Inn, which is still open to this day.

He lived a quiet life with his wife Ellen and his children.
Tom died on July 27th in 1938
and is buried close to Annascaul.

Across from the South Pole Inn in Annascaul, is a memorail park dedicated to Tom.
A plaque with details of his expeditions can be seen.

There is also a statue of this brave man who is often referred to as the forgotten or Unsung Hero of the Antarctic.

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