Daniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 1The Heritage Centre came about following the defeat of the Fenians in 1867. The English government was anxious about the safety of the Valentia Atlantic cable station. A new constabulary barracks was built on the banks of the River Fertha and it was occupied by the R.I.C. in 1877. It continued as a barracks until the R.I.C. were disbanded in 1922. During the civil war the building was burnt down by the republican forces and it remained derelict for the next 70 years, a grim reminder of the unhappy past times. The building was restored to its present condition by ACARD in 1992 as a Heritage Centre for the town and surrounding area. The Heritage Centre was officially opened in September 1996.
|Placed By||ACARD Ltd, The Old Barracks, Wild Atlantic Way, Kerry County Council, and Dept of Social Protection|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||29U E 415862 N 5756112|
|Decimal Degrees||51.94935000, -10.22423333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 51° 56.961', W 10° 13.454'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||51° 56' 57.66" N, 10° 13' 27.24" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , ,|
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