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Cahersiveen (Irish: Cathair Saidhbhín, meaning "Little Sadhbh's stone ringfort")—alternate spellings Cahirsiveen, Cahirciveen or Caherciveen—is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located on the River Ferta and is the principal town of the Iveragh Peninsula. Cahersiveen is near Valentia Island and is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 road. It has a population of 1,294 (CSO 2006).
The Catholic church in the town is the only one in Ireland named after a lay person, Daniel O'Connell. It is situated on the slopes of Bentee. It also contains a decommissioned Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, now a heritage centre, which according to legend, was built from the plans for a British barracks in India that got mixed up (a very common myth that occurs in many Irish garrison towns).
Cahersiveen was where the first shots of the Fenian Rising were fired in 1867.
The town is served by two main schools, one each for girls and boys. There are three other schools on the outskirts of the town. Aghatubrid National School, Coars National School, and Filmore National School. The Aghatubrid school was established in 1964 and has approximately 88 students.
- Sigerson Clifford, writer and poet
- Maurice Fitzgerald, footballer
- Fionán Lynch, TD
- John Robert Monsell, children's book illustrator and author
- John Murphy, founder of a civil engineering contractor firm
- Daniel O'Connell, 19th-century Irish politician and campaigner for Catholic Emancipation and Repeal of the 1801 Act of Union
- John O'Donoghue Former TD
- Hugh O'Flaherty, priest
- Jack O'Shea, footballer
- John O'Shea, CEO of the GOAL humanitarian agency
- Patrick O'Sullivan, railway author and historian.
- Cornelius Casey, American soccer player
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- Placenames Database of Ireland
- Ordnance Survey Ireland - Online map viewer
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