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Barracks Heritage Centre

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Address: Bridge Street, Cahersiveen, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 66 947 2589
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful restoration and surprising information

We took a walk down on a rather wet afternoon recently to this restored "castle" housing the old Barracks and learnt with astonishment about a Daniel O'Connell who lived in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
DubaiDoug
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Blessington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I visited The Barracks Heritage Centre at end-September. I have a particular interest in Daniel O'Connell as I'm a Tour Guide in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin where Daniel O'Connell is laid to rest. The exhibition on Daniel O'Connell is superb and gives great background information and insights into the life and times of one of Ireland's greatest heroes. The Barracks... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed by this attraction. Inside it is a recently rebuilt-government-style-sterile-modern building. The exhibits are mostly large graphic prints with information about a local Irish political legend. Not relevant to a foreigner. The staff were very friendly and there were clean toilets and a cafe on main floor. Go check out the castle and forts nearby, they are free.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We took a walk down on a rather wet afternoon recently to this restored "castle" housing the old Barracks and learnt with astonishment about a Daniel O'Connell who lived in the 1800's and became a legend locally and even internationally for his unselfish work elevating Catholics to equality with their Protestant counterparts during English rule. However, he also was to... More 

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Foxrock, Dublin 18.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a great & highly informative place, mainly about the life & times of Daniel O'Connell, where we were warmly greeted by David (Mills), the General Manager. He took much time out to explain in advance to us (3 adults + 3 kids) what we were about to see & we adults were greatly impressed how he "hooked" the... More 

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1 Thank mikefagan1
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The barracks themselves outside are very nice, but inside there was nothing to show the previous use of the building, to show how it was used as a barracks. Exhibition rooms have a lot of information on the walls about Daniel O'Connell, nothing that you couldn't find on the Internet. Need to get some exhibits.

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1 Thank Martin F
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Nothing should surprise me about Kerry, I know it so well, and yet there is an implied raised eyebrow in this review. I have written about the Daniel O'Connell church previously and in this I expressed surprise at its scale. A short walk away is the Old Barracks and I am gobsmacked. Kerry, and particularly the Kerry people, has a... More 

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Jersey Cove, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Well worth a visit to see the architecture design, the bridge below and the artifacts inside. Highly recommended it.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

I meandered into the Daniel o connell museum with no expections and was pleased enough with my visit. They cover Daniel's life in detail and I learnt a lot about this hero of Irish history. I did find some of it hard going as it is just written text on the walls. Beautifully presented wall boards tell his story but... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This exhibit has things to read about Daniel O'Connell. When we entered, the person working at the desk was pleasant to talk to and he told us about Daniel O'Connell. We paid the fee and started the self-guided tour. It was very limited in that there were rooms with information displayed on the walls for tourists to read. The did... More 

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Asquith, SK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very helpful and a really great use of the building. Was a barrcks that was destroyed by the IRA and now converted to a museum of the area.

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