Cahersiveen, County Kerry
Probably somewhere that most tours of Ireland will visit.
It has an interesting and quirky history.
In the early part of the 19th century Cahersiveen was so cut off from the rest of Ireland it had greater contacts with America than with Dublin!
Letters and newspapers from Dublin even arrived via New York.
The towns links with America were strengthened by the fact that the European terminal of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable was Valentia Island.
That is just to the west of Cahersiveen.
Contact was eventually established in 1857, after a number of problems.
Just off the main street of Cahersiveen are the ruins of some magnificent police barracks.
They were only magnificent as the plans were mixed up with a building meant for the North West frontier of India.
At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we tend to avoid the Ring of Kerry as it is very commercialised.
However we do offer 4 days at Sheen Falls Lodge which includes tours of the Beara Peninsula, the Dingle Peninsula, and the Ring of Kerry.
This can be built into any tours of Ireland.