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Cahersiveen, Kerry

county kerryLocated on the Iveragh Peninsula near Valentia Island, Cahersiveen / Caherciveen is a town in County Kerry, lying on the slopes of Beentee mountain, on the river Fertha overlooking Valentia Harbour.

Cahersiveen is mid-way round the route of the most scenic drive in western Europe, the renowned Ring of Kerry.

The Catholic church in Cahersiveen is named after Cahersiveen's most famous son - Daniel O'Connnell (1775-1847). The Irish poet and playwright, Sigerson Clifford, was raised in Cahersiveen and his poem "The Boys Of Barr Na Sraide" has been immortalised in song. A monument to his memory is located in Cahersiveen.

Cahersiveen Heritage Centre, located in the old RIC Barracks close to the town centre, is one of Cahersiveen's main visitor attractions. This carefully restored building, dated 1871, is 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.

Against the breathtaking scenery of Cahersiveen there is much for the visitor to see and do including golf, cycling, swimming, walking, mountaineering, diving, windsurfing, deep sea fishing and pony trekking.

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