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The Old Barracks

The Old Barracks
Bridge Street,
Co. Kerry,
V23 VR62,
Phone: +353 66 947-2777
Fax: +353 66 947-2993

Local Information: Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry

About The Old Barracks

  • The Old Barracks

Caherciveen's Heritage centre is housed in a former Royal Irish Constabulary (Police during British occupation) Barracks. The building was burned by anti-treaty forces in 1922 and has been restored.

This building seems quite out of place for Kerry and there is a story that the plans for it were mixed up with a barracks to be built in India.

The Barracks was designed and constructed during the period 1869-1871 and is arguably one of the most picturesque with its turreted structure nesting in the beautiful South Kerry landscape. With the careful restoration of this interesting building, services such as restaurant, craft workshops, audio-visual display, display of archaeological remains and a tourist information point are provided.

The centre houses exhibits on Daniel O'Connell, the Fenian uprising, and other local history.

The Old Barracks Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact The Old Barracks for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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