Cahersiveen with a population of around 1200 people is one of the westernmost towns in Ireland and hence one of the westernmost towns in Europe. It has remained principally a market town down the centuries and never fully enjoyed the benefits of the tourist industry perhaps making it one of the more original towns on the Ring of Kerry.
The name Caherciveen can actually be spelt in 3 different ways, Caherciveen, Cahersiveen and Cahirciveen and we will use a mix of these throughout the website.
The town of Cahersiveen lies at the foot of Beentee Mountain, on the river Fertha and overlooks Valentia Harbour. A beautiful marina has been added to the town in recent years and if you are a boating or marine enthusiast then it’s well worth a visit. The other main attractions in the area are the Daniel O’ Connell Memorial Church, the Old Barracks, Ballycarbery Castle, Cahergal & Leacanabuaile stone forts, all described in more detail in the Around Caherciveen menu.