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CAHERSIVEEN


Cahirciveen Heritage CentreCahersiveen (Caherciveen Cahersiveen Cahirciveen various spellings) town is half way round the renowned Ring of Kerry, the most scenically beautiful drive in western Europe and lies at the foot of Beentee mountain, on the river Fertha overlooking Valentia Harbour. The Liberator Daniel O' Connnell (1775-1847) is the towns most famous son . The writer Sigerson Clifford was also born in the town and his poem "The Boys Of Barr Na Sraide" has been immortalised in song. The town contains many ancient anchoritic sites (heritage sites). Five of these are seen close to the town. Traditional fairdays or market days are still held on the streets where young and old, visitors and locals meet and chat. A visit to Cahersiveen ensures intimate bars, superb food, excellent accommodation and a wide range of shops.

St. Brendan MemorialCahersiveen as a base in the heart of South-West Kerry offers a painters paradise. One has the opportunity to savour, an environment so rich in colour and beauty, that one would be forgiven for thinking, it's a Universe all of its own. We in Cahersiveen town and rural area, extend a welcome, to all our visitors, and hope you have a memorable holiday. The Heritage centre is situated in the old Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks adjacent to the town centre. The Barracks was designed and constructed during the period 1869-1871 and is arguably one of the most picturesque with its turreted structure nesting in the beautiful South Kerry landscape. With the careful restoration of this interesting building, services such as restaurant, craft workshops, audio-visual display, display of archaeological remains and a tourist information point are provided. As well as the breathtaking scenery that is to be found around Cahersiveen the area also has lots to offer in the way of activities including swimming walking, cycling, golf, mountaineering, a varied selection of water sports from diving to windsurfing, deep sea fishing, pony trekking, and shopping.


The Cahersiveen Area Map

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Picture Gallery - Cahersiveen

Boat Sculpture Cahersiveen marina River Fertha Ballycarbery Castle Waterville Golf Club Cahersiveen Town Skellig Michael Cahersiveen Heritage Centre