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The Old Barracks, Cahersiveen


An out of commission Royal Irish Constabulary barracks – now a heritage centre, was designed and constructed between 1869 and 1871. According to legend the barracks was built from the plans for another British barracks in India, which got mixed up. The accuracy of this notion is in doubt however, as similar myths occur in many Irish garrison towns. The building has recently been restorated and now services such as a restaurant and a tourist information point are provided. The building now hosts craft workshops, an audio-visual display and display of archaeological remains.