Cahersiveen located on the Ring of Kerry is the principal town of the Iveragh Peninsula. It overlooks the attractive Valentia Habour. There is no scarcity of restaurants and cafes in the town and as for shopping there are antiques, crafts, galleries, gift, jewellery and pottery shops. As far as accommodation is concerned, there is a selection of B&Bs and self-catering cottages to choose from. On your tour take in the lively traditional music scene. Traditional set dancing is also popular and goes on throughout the year in a number of locations. Fair days are still held on the streets where people from the surrounding countryside come to socialise and to shop in the stalls that are erected for the day.
The town has its own marina which is a centre for watersports and sailing. Sailing lessons and boat hire are available from the Marina.
Cahersiveen is the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell known as the liberator of Ireland. The 19th century O'Connell Memorial Church named after Daniel O'Connell is the only church in Ireland named after a lay person and well worth a visit.
The tourist office is located in the Cahersiveen Community Centre it is open during the tourist season. Tourist and visitor information also available at the Old Barracks Heritage Centre in Bridge Street.
Caherciveen has a wide range of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, ranging from hotels and bed & breakfasts to hostels and self catering accommodation. Caherciveen has a nice variety of pubs which are well worth a visit on a warm summers evening or a cold winters one!.
For diners there are a selection of restaurantsWalking is a great way to see the surrounding countryside. Beentee Looped Walk is a marked walkway. Guided walks normally take place on the last Saturday of every month, your guide will take you around the local places of beauty giving information of birds, wildlife, flora and local history. The beautiful Kerry Way Walk runs through the town. Cnoc na Tobar (Hill of the Wells) is accessed by following the Pilgrims' Path to the summit of this 2,267 ft mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the Iveragh Peninsula, the Skellig Rocks and the Dingle Peninsula.