Why not take the time to pay a visit to the newly revamped Old Barracks in Cahersiveen situated on the world-renowned Wild Atlantic Way. This iconic building is home to the Daniel
O’Connell visitor centre and local history museum.


Read all about the local Fenians and the part that they played in the uprising of 1867. See the story about the role
the Old Barracks and the Royal Irish Constabulary played in the history of the local area. Read about the Architecture,
Construction and Life of the Old Barracks.

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After you have taken the interactive tour of the Barracks, why not sit and relax in our Cafe. Enjoy some tea or coffee and some freshly made Sandwiches, Soups and desserts. All served to you by our friendly Staff.

Since 1993

Rebuilding History

Acard, a community development group was formed in 1990 with its aim of redeveloping the town to create sus-tainable employment in the area which at the time was being ravaged by the effects of recession and emigration. Acard's first flagship project was to rebuild The Barracks and restore the building to its former glory and open it as a Heritage Center. Acard had the foresight to see The Barracks development as a catalyst to redevelop the town and to preserve its historical and heritage status. The mammoth task of restoring The Barracks commenced in 1991 and was completed in 1996 when The Barracks was officially reopened.

Open 7 Days a week from 9am, a visit to the Old Barracks Cahersiveen is a perfect stop on your way around the Ring of Kerry



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All Photographs on this site by Marc Moller.