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Ireland's oldest synoptic weather station is a few minutes from Cahersiveen town on the Waterville road.

Ireland's oldest synoptic weather station is a few minutes from Cahersiveen town on the Waterville road. Weather observations are made each hour, and transmitted to Dublin by telex, for processing and onward distribution, on the international communications circuits. Many historic instruments originally used, are on display at the Observatory (viewing by appointment).

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Valentia weather observatory is Europe’s most westerly weather and climate observatory.

Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Free car parking
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Valentia Observatory, Valentia Rd, Garranebane, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 1 hour here.

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