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Cahersiveen in County Kerry, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

The Daniel O'Connell Memorial Park

Cahersiveen - Cathair Saidhbhin (the Town or Fort of Little Sive)

 

Twinned with Pluvigner, France.

 
The Daniel O'Connell Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
1. The Daniel O'Connell Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  

"The town which climbs the mountain and looks upon the sea
in sleeping time or waking that's where I want to be."
Sigerson Clifford 1913-1985

As well as being the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, Cahersiveen has more connections with the Liberator. The town was founded by Daniel O'Connell in 1801 and the O'Connell Memorial Church was dedicated to him - a very singular honour. His parents are buried in the graveyard of the now ruined Abbey of the Holy Cross, in the centre of Cahersiveen near the car park.

[balance of paragraph is informational, not historical]

[Photo of] Cahergal Ring Fort
There are two ring forts just over-the-water, Leacanabuaile and Cahergal, wonderfully evocative sites not to be missed.

Ballycarbery Castle, the ruined ancestral home of the McCarthy Mor, subsequently held by the O'Connell[s] (ascendants of the Liberator) until taken by Cromwellian forces in 1652.

The area surrounding Cahersiveen is steeped in history from Neolithic tombs (3000 BC) to the RIC Barracks (1920 AD) now The Old Barracks Heritage Centre. A look at the ordnance survey maps of the area show

The Daniel O'Connell Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
2. The Daniel O'Connell Memorial Park Marker
what a wealth of ancient sites we are blessed with.

[Photo of] Ballycarbery Castle


 
Erected by ACARD and Cahersiveen Marina.
 
Location. 51° 57.092′ N, 10° 12.278′ W. Marker is in Cahersiveen, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is at the intersection of National Route N70 and Carhan Road, on the right when traveling east on National Route N70. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. O'Connell's Birth Place (here, next to this marker); O'Connell (a few steps from this marker); The Abbey of the Holy Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Daniel O'Connell Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Primrose Walk (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Ringforts (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Sive Fort (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Atlantic College of Wireless & Cable Telegraphy (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahersiveen.
 
More about this marker. Marker is deteriorating.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cahersiveen Kerry. (Submitted on November 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cahersiveen at Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Daniel O'Connell Bio. (Submitted on November 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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