With beautiful buildings like The Old Barracks, the Daniel O’Connell memorial church and ancient stone forts, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to culture. Also, with amazing outdoor experiences and activities you will not want to leave Cahersiveen. From cycling to fishing and everything in between your visit will be one to remember forever.
Cahersiveen’s most famous historic figure is undoubtedly Daniel O’Connell, who was born on 6 August 1775. His birthplace, Carhan, can be found just outside Cahersiveen to the left of the bridge as you enter the town from the Killarney side. A monument to Daniel O’ Connell can be found here overlooking his birthplace. It is convenient to stop here and read the plaques as the first stop on your trip around Cahersiveen.In the centre of Cahersiveen you will find the Daniel O’Connell memorial church. Built between 1888 – 1902 this church is the most dominant feature/landmark in the town. It is one of the few catholic churches in the world dedicated to a lay person (Daniel O’ Connell) .Buried in the church grounds is Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty , a Cahersiveen native who was a Vatican diplomat during the second world war . During his time in the Vatican he organized the concealment and escape of more than 5,000 people including Jews and prisoners of war from German occupying forces without approval from his superiors.