Caherciveen is a town in Co Kerry. It is located on the River Fertha and is the principal town of the Iveragh Peninsula. Caherciveen is near Valentia Island and is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 road. The Catholic church in the town is the only one in Ireland named after a lay person, Daniel O'Connell. It is situated on the slopes of Beentee. It also contains a decommissioned Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, now a heritage centre. A new primary school, Scoil Saidbhín opened in the town in September 2015 while tehre are four others on the outskirts of the town. There is also a secondary school called Coláiste na Sceilge. The main street contains numerous shops, pubs, services and restaurants.