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Top Choice Seafood in Cahersiveen

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 some of the finest food on the Ring pours forth, particularly locally sourced seafood from its own fishing fleet, such as …
Ruins in Cahersiveen

Ring Forts

Some 3km northwest of Cahersiveen, two extraordinary stone ring forts situated 600m apart are reached from a shared parking area. Cahergal, the larger and more impressive, dates from the 10th century and has stairwa…
Museum in Cahersiveen

Old Barracks Heritage Centre

Established in response to the Fenian Rising of 1867, the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks at Cahersiveen were built in an eccentric Bavarian-schloss style, complete with pointy turret and stepped gables. Burnt dow…
Music in Cahersiveen

Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts

Celtic bands, busking competitions and Irish set-dancing star at this family-friendly festival held over the August bank holiday weekend.
Ruins in Cahersiveen

O'Connell's Birthplace

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 Great Liberator', a political leader who campaigned for Catholic emancipati…
Cafe in Cahersiveen


During the day, this friendly neighbourhood spot serves dishes such as oak-smoked salmon sandwiches on home-baked brown bread, and a delicious black pudding salad. At night, seafood (hake and prawn hotpot, bacon-wra…
Castle in Cahersiveen

Ballycarbery Castle

The atmospheric – and decidedly dangerous-looking – ivy-strangled remains of 16th-century Ballycarbery Castle stand amid green pastures 3km northwest of Cahersiveen.