Sive Stone Fort

Sive Stone Fort lies on a low hill, in the town of Cahersiveen, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Sive Stone Fort is a recent, dull, reconstruction of an original ringfort at this location. That original fort gave the town its name; Cahersiveen, which translates back to 'fort of Little Sarah'. This Sarah was said to have been the daughter of McCarthy Mor, who held the lands of Iveragh. She was given the fort and the surrounding area, on the banks of the River Fertha.

Local tradition has it that the stone from its walls were used in the construction of the nearby RIC Barracks in the 1870's, now known as The Old Barracks, and the railway bridge.

The freely accessible Sive Stone Fort is not very interesting. But because The Old Barracks are near and across the river are Cahergall Stone Fort, Leacanabuaile Stone Fort, and the ruin of Ballycarbery Castle, this is still a great area to visit.


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Sive Stone Fort

Sive Stone Fort lies on a low hill, in the town of Cahersiveen, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Sive Stone Fort is a recent, dull, reconstruction of an original ringfort at this location. That original fort gave the town its name; Cahersiveen, which translates back to 'fort of Little Sarah'. This Sarah was said to have been the daughter of McCarthy Mor, who held the lands of Iveragh. She was given the fort and the surrounding area, on the banks of the River Fertha.

Local tradition has it that the stone from its walls were used in the construction of the nearby RIC Barracks in the 1870's, now known as The Old Barracks, and the railway bridge.

The freely accessible Sive Stone Fort is not very interesting. But because The Old Barracks are near and across the river are Cahergall Stone Fort, Leacanabuaile Stone Fort, and the ruin of Ballycarbery Castle, this is still a great area to visit.


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