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Old Barracks Heritage Centre is a unique building in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. This unusual building... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
davidmE6712LQ
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Well worth a visit 😃

Came across the Barracks Heritage centre today and really enjoyed our visit..felt I should have... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Regina H
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  • Poor9%
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“local area”(3 reviews)
“o connell”(3 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bridge Street, Cahersiveen, Ireland
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+353 66 401 0430
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great museum to explore and discover the local history, as well as how this part of Ireland impacted the rest of Ireland the British Empire and international history. Spend a bit of time here to get a full understanding.

Thank clintonc536
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Does a really good summary of O Connell, whether you are a history buff or someone who knows nothing of him! Well laid out, loads of floors and views, includes some modern history such as 1916. Lovely little tea shop, could do with more selection...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We really appreciated our time at the Old Barracks Heritage Centre! The sad and fascinating history regarding the Fenian Uprising. There was a lovely art exhibit on the top floor too. It is free to tour in April, with a requested donation. A great place...More

Thank Jan W
Marc M, Manager at Barracks Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words. I hope to see you back here very soon. All the best. Marc

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Chanced on this fantastic building and museum when staying in Cahersiveen for 2 nights ended up,visiting for 2 hours. Joan and Mary so welcoming and friendly and informative - best €2 I have spent in long time! Highly recommend a visit

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Old Barracks Heritage Centre is a unique building in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. This unusual building design was constructed between 1870 and 1875 and served as the Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks. Today it serves as a Heritage Centre for the Iveragh Peninsula. It is home to...More

Thank davidmE6712LQ
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Our family stopped at the Old Barracks because it dominates the skyline and appeared very interesting. We were disappointed in the experience although credit must be given to the staff and founders for restoring a tower that sat abandoned for over 70 years. The building...More

Thank 101jumper
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This Centre is really worth a visit. There are really informative presentations on all the aspects of the life of O'Connell lawyer, Catholic emancipator and opposition to the 1801 Union. Lots of other local history items too including the railway closed in 1960 and the...More

Thank Brendan H
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Came across the Barracks Heritage centre today and really enjoyed our visit..felt I should have known more about Daniel O Connell but I do now! Bright and airy and lovely views from top windows, staff were really nice too ..my only criticism would be the...More

Thank Regina H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

this is the place to learn all about the greatest Irishman according to many. A three story building with lots of information on large boards, and on the ground floor a great cafe with the friendliest staff ever. Mind you, you are in Ireland where...More

Thank JohnTripAdviser
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The barracks is a little out of the way and if you didn’t know about it you would easily bypass it as it’s on the outskirts of the town away from the ring of Kerry’s optimum route. The building is newly restored and shows a...More

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