The only Church in Ireland named after a Layman

The Daniel O’Connell Church is located in the parish of Cahersiveen, which is home to approx 1,000 families and is located on the spectacular Ring of Kerry.

The church bears the name of Daniel O’Connell, “The Liberator”, who was born in Cahersiveen and who worked in his political career in the early 19th century to bring about Catholic Emancipation.

It is unique in being the only Church in the country, named after a layman.

While in the area why not pay a visit to the towns heritage centre which is housed in a former Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks.


Open Daily Year Round




Entry Free

Useful Information

Parking: Car park facilities available

Getting There

In the town centre of Cahersiveen

Map Location: 51.947017, -10.225082
Contact Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church

O’Connell Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland

T: +353 (0)066 947 2210
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