The Old Barracks Heritage Centre in Cahirciveen

The Old Barracks Heritage Centre is located in Cahirciveen (county of Kerry)

Address: Bridge Street, Cahirciveen

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Phone: 066 9472777

The history of the Heritage Centre or Old Barracks is fascinating. The building was constructed between the years of 1870 and 1875 as a police station for the Royal Irish Constabulary. The authorities wanted an imposing building to protect the Irish end of the transatlantic telegraph cable which entered the sea at Valentia Island. The Old World and New World were connected at last and the authorities did not want the humiliating situation of an uprising cutting that link. In fact only one year after the cable had been laid in 1866 there was an ill fated uprising in Cahersiveen by the Fenians. Come in and have a look round – it is interesting and you will go away with more knowledge on Cahersiveen and the colourful history of the town and the surrounding district.


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