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

Sive Fort

Daniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 3

 
 
Sive Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
1. Sive Fort Marker
Inscription.  

Moving away from the Railway Bridge and the River Fertha the town park comes into view. Here was the original site of the fort of Sive which gives its name to the town of Cahersiveen. At one time there was a small village in the vicinity but very little is known of Sive, except that she was the daughter of a chieftain named Airt.

With the building of the Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks in the 1870's much of the stone of Sive's fort was used in its construction. At present the local development organisation ACARD are reconstructing the fort with dry stone. It has a perimeter of 24 metres; is 2 metres high and the walls have a thickness of 2 metres.

The park is beautifully landscaped with trees of oak, birch, larch, hazel and sycamore. It offers a beautiful view of Cnoc na dTobar and the River Fertha. Looking down on the Park is the old Cahersiveen hospital. It housed the Atlantic wireless station in the early 1900's and it was here that Con Keating, one of the first casualties of the 1916 Rising, studied to become a radio operator.

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Reconstructed Sive Fort and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
2. Reconstructed Sive Fort and Marker
ACARD Ltd, The Old Barracks, Wild Atlantic Way, Kerry County Council, and Dept of Social Protection.
 
Location. 51° 57.058′ N, 10° 13.294′ W. Marker is in Cahersiveen, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is adjacent to the reconstructed ringfort, in the town park, about 50 metres north of Brendan's Terrace. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ringforts (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlantic College of Wireless & Cable Telegraphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Railway and O'Connell (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Barracks Heritage Centre (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Presentation Convent (approx. half a kilometer away); O'Connell Memorial Church (approx. half a kilometer away); Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahersiveen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cahersiveen at Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cahersiveen Kerry. (Submitted on November 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ringfort at Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Cahergal and Leacanabuaile - Old Irish Stone Forts or Ring Forts
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. (Submitted on November 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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