Old Barracks Heritage Centre
The tourist office has maps and leaflets describing a whole range of waymarked local walks. The Bentee Loop (9km) starts in Cahersiveen...
At the bridge across the Carhan River on the eastern edge of town, a neat little memorial park remembers Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847),...
The atmospheric – and decidedly dangerous-looking – remains of 16th-century Ballycarbery Castle stand amid green pastures 3km northwest...
QCs Seafood Restaurant & Bar
QCs is a modern take on a classic pub and as such is open pub hours for pints and craic. But when the kitchen’s open, some of the finest...
Bridge St · interesting places nearby
Old Barracks Heritage Centre information
Established in response to the Fenian Rising of 1867, the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks at Caherciveen were built in an eccentric Bavarian-schloss style, complete with pointy turret and stepped gables. Burnt down in 1922 by anti-Treaty forces, the imposing building has been restored and now houses fascinating exhibitions on the the Fenian Rising and the life and works of local hero Daniel O'Connell.
The town park , which stretches along the riverbank behind the heritage centre, contains the outline of the ancient ring fort that gave the town its name.