2012: A Year in Review - The Wanderer's Photos
The site of the former station at Caherciveen. Sat 15.07.17


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Old Barracks Cahersiveen. The building was constructed between the years of 1870 and 1875 as a police station for the Royal Irish Constabulary. The authorities wanted an imposing building to protect the Irish end of the transatlantic telegraph cable which entered the sea at Valentia Island. The Old World and New World were connected at last and the authorities did not want the humiliating situation of an uprising cutting that link. In fact only one year after the cable had been laid in 1866 there was an ill fated uprising in Cahersiveen by the Fenians. Sat 15.07.17

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