Cahersiveen { 40 images } Created 3 Oct 2009


(Irish: Cathair Saidhbhín, meaning "town of Little Sadhbh"), alternate spellings Cahersiveen, Caherciveen or Cahirsiveen -is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located in the deep south on the Iveragh peninsula on southwest coast of Ireland near Valentia Island. Caherciveen is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 national secondary route. Caherciveen has a population of 1294 (CSO 2006).

Gate on New Street.
The town has a Catholic church which is the only one in the country named after a lay person (Daniel O'Connell). It is situated on the river Fertha and on the slopes of Beentee Mountain. It also contains an out of commission Royal Irish Constabulary barracks - now a heritage centre, which according to legend, was built from the plans for a British barracks in India, which got mixed up. This however, is a very common myth and occurs in many Irish garrison towns. - Quote from
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