Cahersiveen, Ring of Kerry, South West Coast of Ireland,
on The Wild Atlantic Way
I know and love this area very well so whatever your question, try me and I am likely to have the answer. If not, I’ll know where to find it.
I was born in nearby Cahirciveen a long, long time ago. It takes me fifteen minutes to walk to town, sometimes twenty to walk back. At night you will need a torch. The 300 metre lane from the Ring of Kerry road to the park is not lit.
Cahirciveen (The stone fort of little
Sive) is a small rural town on the rugged south-west coast of County
“One wonders in this place why anyone is left in Dublin
or London or Paris, when it would be better, one would think,
to live in a tent or hut, with this magnificent sea and sky, and
to breath this wonderful air which is like wine in one's teeth.” (George
Our remoteness gives the town a very special
character and atmosphere. We have the highest average temperature
in Ireland and air which is cleaned by 3000 miles of Atlantic
Ocean. This is why you will find a profusion of both native
wild flowers and exotic species reminiscent of Madeira or
South Africa or New Zealand.
Cahersiveen is the Capital Town in the newly established Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve with many great stargazing spots nearby.
Many visitors remark on the friendly and helpful nature of
the people of this area. The colourful houses and shops reflect
the cheerfulness of its inhabitants. By the way, there are
four ways of spelling the name of the town: Cahirciveen, Cahirsiveen,
Caherciveen and the locally preferred way Cahersiveen. If
that is not sufficiently confusing try the original Cathair
Caherciveen is a thriving little town.It is the principal
shopping and administrative centre for south-west Kerry with excellent
restaurants and pubs. Seafood is our speciality, fresh from the
I enjoy living in an area of outstanding natural beauty and hope
that you will enjoy it also.