Cahersiveen (Irish: 'Cathair Saidhbhín', meaning "Little Sadhbh's stone ringfort") — alternate spellings Cahirsiveen, Cahirciveen or Caherciveen — is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. As of the 2016 CSO census, the town had a population of 1,041.
|Elevation||79 m (259 ft)|
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Cahersiveen is on the slopes of 376-metre-high Bentee, and on the lower course of the River Ferta. It is the principal settlement of the Iveragh Peninsula, near Valentia Island, and is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 road.
Cahersiveen was where the first shots of the Fenian Rising were fired in 1867.
Mentions in LiteratureEdit
- At present two Highlanders were talking slowly to an Irishman in Gaelic ... as he lay there on his stomach to ease his flayed back. 'I follow them best when I do not attend at all,' observed Stephen, 'it is the child in long clothes that understands, myself in Cahirciveen."
Places of InterestEdit
The decommissioned Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, dating to the 1870s and now a heritage centre, was built in the distinctive ”Schloss” style favoured by its architect, Enoch Trevor Owen. Because of this, it is often claimed to have been mistakingly built from the plans for a British barracks in India – a common myth heard in many Irish garrison towns.
The ruins of Ballycarbery Castle are near to Cahergall and Leacanabuaile.
The town falls within the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, the first Gold Tier Reserve in the northern hemisphere and one of only four Gold Tier Dark-Sky Reserves on earth.
The town's primary school, Scoil Saidbhín, opened in September 2015. This is an amalgamation of Scoil Mhuire, a boys' primary school and St Joseph's Convent, a girls' primary school. There are four primaries in the parish of Cahersiveen, including those in the town's hinterland: Aghatubrid National School, Coars National School, and Foilmore National School. Aghatubrid was established in 1964 and as of 2019 had about 75 students.
Coláiste Na Sceilge is the town’s co-educational secondary school. Over 530 pupils attend from all around the Iveragh Peninsula.
- Thomas O'Brien Butler, composer of the opera Muirgheis
- Cornelius Casey, American soccer player
- Sigerson Clifford, writer and poet
- Maurice Fitzgerald, footballer
- Fionán Lynch, TD
- John Robert Monsell, children's book illustrator and author
- John Murphy, founder of a civil engineering contractor firm
- Daniel O'Connell, 19th-century Irish politician and campaigner for Catholic Emancipation and Repeal of the 1801 Act of Union
- John O'Donoghue, former TD
- Hugh O'Flaherty, Monseigneur known as the Vatican's Scarlet Pimpernel
- Jack O'Shea, footballer
- John O'Shea, CEO of the GOAL humanitarian agency
- Patrick O'Sullivan, railway author and historian
- Bernard O'Connor, footballer
- Ada English, psychiatrist (of the first generation of women physicians in Ireland) and revolutionary activist and politician
- Michael Conway, Revolutionary, Leader Fenian uprising
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- "Coláiste na Sceilge | Welcome | We Respect, we care, we learn, we develop, we belong"".
9 'The Kerry Foot' from BLOODROOT (Doire Press, 2017) by poet Annemarie Ni Churreain republished by Summer 2017 The Stinging Fly