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Valentia Observatory

Valentia Observatory Valentia Island’s association with meteorology began in 1860, when Admiral FitzRoy, who was head of the Meteorological Committee of the (British) Board of Trade made arrangements for regular communication, by telegraph, of meteorological observations from 15 land stations in Britain and Ireland. Valentia was chosen as one of those stations because it had […]

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Stone Forts

Stone FortsCahergal and Leacanabuaile – Old Irish Stone Forts or Ring Forts The Stone forts of Cahergal & Leacanabuaile are located in an area know as “over the water” by the locals in Cahirciveen. Find the Old Barracks in Cahirciveen, located down by the waters edge, with the barracks on your right hand side continue […]

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The Old Barracks

The Old Barracks The Old Barracks serves as a Heritage Centre for the Iveragh Peninsula.  It is home to various exhibitions that relate to the local area, including The Great Southern and Western Railway, The Life and Times of Daniel O’Connell, The Fenin Rising of 1867, The 1916 Rising and Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty (The […]

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