Lighthouse view in association with KPH Construction is delighted to present this new development of 27 unique 3 & 4 bedroom detached contemporary family homes in a well-designed and landscaped setting located just a short walk from the vibrant heart of the Town of Caherciveen with a scenic backdrop of Valentia island, Dingle bay and Valentia Lighthouse, being a 50 minute drive from Killarney, and 1 hour From Farranfore Airport and surrounded by the picturesque villages of Portmagee, Waterville and Knightstown on Valentia island you’ll never be short activities to do.
“The town that climbs the mountains and looks upon the sea”
How playwright Singerson Clifford described the of Cahersiveen.
The town of Cahersiveen
Cahersiveen sits on the Iveragh Penninsula, on the Ring of Kerry. Surrounded by moutains and situated on southern banks of River Feartha.
Cahersiveen has a population of 1,300.
In 1815 there were only 5 houses in the town, Scotmans Alexander Mimmio had plans for the village to construct a main road which is still there to this day from the Mountain stage. The project was completed in 1824. The village began to expand and develop after the better road was developed.
The Cahersiveen pier was developed in 1825, to bring much needed social and economic life to the south west of Kerry, the cahersiveen pier was developed in 1825 to help encourage the fishing industry. Approximately 400 people were employed fishing.
With the town being rich with history and archaeological sights, the tourism industry has began to develop in the 1950’s. Irelands most famous son, “The Liberator” Daniel O’ Connell Memorial Church, built of Newry granite and castle island limestone was dedicated to O’Connell. One of the very few Catholic churches in the world that is dedicated to a layman.
Old Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks sits in Cahersiveen, built in 1875. It is now a interpretive centre and will provide you with an insight into the history and traditions of the region. According to local legend the barracks was supposed to be built in India, but the plans got mixed up. It is certainly an impressive building that would not look out of place in India!
Deep Sea Fishing is world renowned here due particularly to the wide variety of species available but also for the dramatic backdrop that this beautiful location provides. The Cahersiveen Sea Angling Festival, set up in the 1950’s, has acted as an annual exhibition of the riches of the waters of the harbour. Over the years most of the European and Irish top anglers have competed in this prestigious competition.
Sailing and power boating have become very popular here since the introduction of Cahersiveen’s 106 berth marina. Should cruising not be first choice, visitors can take a tour of the harbour and visit the nearby islands of Beginish and Valentia on an amphibious craft.
Local sporting events such as Gaelic Football, Seine Boat Racing and Drag Hunting are held throughout the summer and make the most enjoyable experiences for both locals and visitors alike, full of fun and entertainment.
Cahersiveen boasts a wonderful selection of restaurants, a range of high-class shops and a choice of excellent accommodation. The town is very proud of its modern and traditional bars and music is available throughout the year, especially during the Summer season. The Celtic Music Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend and is the major social event of the year. Come and join in!