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Ireland > County Kerry > CAHIRCIVEEN

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Cahersiveen – Birthplace of Daniel O’Connell (the Irish politician made famous for fighting for Catholic Emancipation for the Irish people),  and perfect location for a stopover on the famous Ring of Kerry scenic route on the Iveragh Peninsula.

Cahersiveen  was founded on the estuary of the river Fertha which flows into the beautiful sheltered Valentia harbour which was a busy fishing and farming town in the 1800’s. In turn Valentia harbour connects a number of islands namely Church Island, Beginish and Valentia Island (location of the first telephone communication between US and Europe).

The town of Cahersiveen is surrounded by hills and inlets from the sea which makes up some of the most panoramic scenery in Ireland. There are a number of small but beautiful and sheltered blue flag beaches within a short drive from Cahersiveen and the town itself has a new Marine Centre and Marina. Both Inshore and Deep Sea angling are very popular as well as many other marine activities such as Amphibious Boat Tours, Harbour Tours, Skellig Tours, Rib Thrill Rides, Power Boat Training.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Cahersiveen

Views from Cahersiveen Marina, Co Kerry

Views from Cahersiveen Marina

Cahersiveen is the perfect location to maximise tours on both land and sea. There are many local hidden spots just off The Ring of Kerry where one can explore the magnificent natural beauty of the mountains, rivers, lakes as well as the seascapes and beaches. Walk or drive to the top of Geokaun Mountain on Valentia Island and enjoy 360 degree views at the summit. Visit historic Valentia Island which has a long established Slate Quarry where slate has been exported to many Countries. Alternatively visit Kells Gardens near Kells Bay approx. 14km on the Glenbeigh side of Cahersiveen.

Cahersiveen has a rich legacy of archaeological heritage and is located close to many sites of prehistoric date (Neolithic-Bronze age c2,400-2,000BC). These include rock art, megalithic wedge type tombs, standing stones and stone rows as well as the presence of an ancient field system. Artefacts from both the Bronze & Iron age have been found near Cahersiveen. Other notable pre-historic monuments such as the ringforts can be seen at Cahergal near Cahersiveen, Staigue near Castlecove and Cathair Donall near Caherdanial.
There are numerous early Christian monastic sites in the area e.g. Church Island in Valentia Harbour, Kildreelig near Ballinaskelligs, Church Island on Lough Currane near Waterville, Oilean Lochain, a small island just off the village of Portmagee, as well as the most famous of all at the top of Skellig Michael located 12 km out in the Atlantic.

Cahersiveen has a number of excellent restaurants and as it is right on the seafront, seafood is a speciality. However local restaurants cater for a wide range of tastes and there is something for everybody! Visit the beautiful Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church and also The Old Barricks in Cahersiveen town.


Cahersiveen Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry

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Views from Reenard House B&B in Cahersiveen, Kerry

Reenard House B&B Cahersiveen

This great Irish B&B in Cahersiveen offers stunning views of
 Fertha Estuary & Valentia Harbour in County Kerry
Reenard House B&B


Reenard House front view of this Cahersiveen B&B, County Kerry

Reenard House
B&B Cahersiveen as seen above.

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