Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church of the Holy Cross
Cahirciveen's most famous historic figure is undoubtedly Daniel O'Connell, who was born in the town on 6 August 1775.
While this tip was (as it still is) under construction, using information obtained from the internet I got the following comment from ReganBurnham
Daniel's body is NOT buried in Chairsiveen - it is buried in Glasnevin Cemetary after a huge funeral in Dublin. His heart was buried in Rome. Please refer to the many biographies and newspaper articles that report this. Sincerely, Regan O'Connell Burnham UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The respect of the people for Daniel O'Connell is not shown by the building and naming a church in his memory: the Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church.
The actual construction works of the church, which dominates the town centre, started in 1886 and first Mass was celebrated in 1902. Large parts of the building are made of concrete. At the end of the nineteenth century concrete was a rather new material and the lack of experience with the material are noticeable.