Cahersiveen is the perfect location to maximise tours on both land or sea. There are many local hidden spots just off The Ring of Kerry where one can explore the magnificent natural beauty of the mountains, rivers, lakes as well as the seascapes and beaches. Walk or drive to the top of Geokaun Mountain on Valentia Island and enjoy 360 degree views at the summit. Visit Valentia Slate Quarry where slate has been exported to many Countries over the years. Alternatively visit Kells Gardens near Kells Bay approx.14km on the Glenbeigh side of Cahersiveen.
Several hundred sites of prehistoric date (Neolithic-Bronze age c2,400-2,000BC) have been recorded on the Iveragh Peninsula. These include rock art, megalithic wedge type tombs, standing stones and stone rows as well as the presence of an ancient field system.
It is believed that the Castle was built on the site of an earlier Geraldine demesne manor (later owned by O’Sullivans) during the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century by the McCarthys, one of the Kings of Desmond. During the Cromwellian wars the Castle was disabled to prevent the Irish from using it as a fortification.