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Cahirciveen (Irish: Cathair Saidhbhín, meaning town of Little Sadhbh), alternate spellings Cahersiveen, Caherciveen or Cahirsiveen is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located in the deep south on the Iveragh peninsula on southwest coast of Ireland near Valentia Island. Caherciveen is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 national secondary route. Caherciveen has a population of 1294 (CSO 2006).

The town has a cathedral which is the only Church in the country named after a lay person (Daniel O'Connell). It is situated on the river Fertha and on the slopes of Beentee Mountain. It also contains an out of commission Royal Irish Constabulary barracks - now a heritage centre, which according to legend, was built from the plans for a British barracks in India, which got mixed up. This however, is a very common myth and occurs in many Irish garrison towns).

In 1984, a baby's body was found on a beach near Cahirciveen (the White Strand), resulting in the so-called Kerry Babies murder investigation and subsequent public inquiry.

 
 
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Cahersiveen
In: Kerry
People: 1272
Speak: English, Irish
Type: Market Town
GPS: -10.223808, 51.948286