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Cahersiveen, County Kerry

county kerryCahersiveen / Caherciveen is a town in County Kerry, located on the Iveragh Peninsula near Valentia Island.

Cahersiveen lies on the slopes of Beentee mountain, on the river Fertha overlooking Valentia Harbour. It is half way round the renowned Ring of Kerry, the most scenically beautiful drive in western Europe.

Daniel O'Connnell (1775-1847) is Cahersiveen's most famous son and the Catholic church there is the only one in the country named after a lay person (Daniel O'Connell). The writer Sigerson Clifford was raised in Cahersiveen and his poem "The Boys Of Barr Na Sraide" has been immortalised in song.

One of Cahersiveen's visitor attractions is the Heritage Centre located in the old RIC Barracks close to the town centre. This 1871 building has been carefully restored and presents a pretty picture with its turreted structure nestling against the Kerry landscape. A restaurant, craft workshops, audio-visual display, display of archaeological remains and a tourist information point have all been established in the centre.

Apart from its breathtaking scenery, Cahersiveen has lots to offer by way of activities including golf, cycling, swimming, walking, mountaineering, diving, windsurfing, deep sea fishing and pony trekking.

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