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“A sorry state”

Daniel O'Connell's Birth Place
Ranked #8 of 22 things to do in Cahersiveen
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

This should be earmarked for some upgrading work to reflect its importance as Daniels birthplace. The local council and business people should draw up an action plan to restore it. Indeed it would be a fantastic project for Fexco to throw some money at.
It could be a very informative visitors centre and provide some local employment as well.

1  Thank Gearoid O
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

While the structure does not seem much and it isn't in all honesty, but there is a lovely park across the river from it with car park (free) where we have often stopped for a picnic and a stroll.

1  Thank Daveom
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

that needs serious renovation. The ruins are very close to the road, and we spent half an hour walking around the area while our guide told us O'Connell's history and importance to Ireland, not only during his lifetime but also today in the Republic and its value. We found the experience very moving.

The land owner and the government agencies have engaged in a 30 year dispute over preserving and upgrading this cradle of the man who inspired the creation of Ireland as a nation.

It appears that a resolution is in hand, and perhaps future visitors will learn more about his earliest childhood. A much better preserved memorial is a few miles away, the home of his uncle where O'Connell spent most of his childhood.

2  Thank robcurtross
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

It doesn't look like much today - just ruins very much like those of the famine cottages that dot the Irish landscape. But, this was the birthplace of a man called "The Liberator", a man who advocated for Civil Rights for Catholics and worked with the 19th century British rulers in the struggle for Ireland's political autonomy.

This was the birthplace of a great man. It doesn't take much time to look it over - think of the life of this emancipator as you look over these time-worn stones.

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

If you're driving the Ring of Kerry in the anti clockwise direction, drive really slowly and just as you enter the town of Cahersiveen, you will see propped up ruins of a stone house in the middle of a small farm land. That will be Daniel O'Connell's birth place. THEN visit the Derrynane house which belonged to Daniel and his uncle during his life.

1  Thank Russell S
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