An Post Rás 2014 - Stage 4

Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 21 / Wednesday May 21

Charleville to Cahirciveen, 183.6 km:

Stage Summary

  • Newtownshandrum, Milford, Drumcolliher, Broadford, KOM Category 3 at Glenduff (km 23.9), Ashford, KOM Category 3 at Glenquin (km 34), Abbeyfeale, KOM Category 3 at Kinlea (km 51.3), KOM Category 3 at Ahaneboy (km 63.8), Farranfore, Firies, Milltown, Killorglin Post Office Prime (km 101.7), KOM Category 3 at Curraheen/Seefin (km 114.1), Glenbeigh Post Office Prime (km 115.1), KOM Category 3 at Drum West (km 120.5), KOM Category 3 at Gortnagree/Mount Foley (km 133.2), Cahirciveen, KOM Category 2 at Raheen (km 153), KOM Category 2 at Cill Urlat (km 157.1), St. Finians Bay, KOM Category 1 at Coomanaspic (km 163.3), Portmagee,


Spotlight on Caherciveen


Cathair Saidhbhín, meaning “Little Sadbh’s stone ringfort”.

Cahersiveen is a town in West Kerry, which lies at the foot of the Beentee Mountain on the River Fertha overlooking beautiful Valentia Harbour. Cahersiveen is the capital of the Iveragh Peninsula and is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 road.

Famous for being the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell - 'The Liberator of Ireland' (1775-1847), Cahersiveen has many historical sites from the 1000 year old Ringforts to the beautiful 19th century O’Connell Memorial Church. The Old Barracks Heritage Centre provides a good insight into Daniel O'Connell as well as local History.

Other nearby attractions include Ballycarbery Castle, two ring forts, and Valentia Island. Located in Caherciveen, lies the shell of Bahagh Workhouse. In 1846 it was converted from a lodge to a sanctuary for the destitute, housing a school, hospital, residential quarters, soup kitchen and a Church. Its doors were closed in 1923.
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