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Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse & Jail Museum
Tarbert, Co. Kerry
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
Tarbert Bridewell houses an immersive showcase where visitors can watch, listen and experience an 1830's courtroom drama unfolding before them. Built in 1831 Tarbert has stood for more than 100 years as the county’s courthouse and jail.

Understand Irish history through Tarbert Bridewell’s life-size re-enactments and audio-visual experience. Experience the numerous tales of hardship, suffering and loss. Explore the jail cells of Tarbert where people slept and the courthouse where they were trialled.

Visitors will meet the accused, share his anguish and witness the rough justice of Ireland in the 1830's. They will see the exercise yard, keeper's quarters and the courtroom with its depiction of the harsh voice of the judiciary handing down the sentence to the accused.

As well as life sized figures, you can now be immersed in the story through audio and video storytelling. There is also a room devoted to Charles McCreevy, a renowned poet and writer who was born in Tarbert, where you can sit down and watch a video on his life.

The Bridewell also offers a coffee shop, gift shop and tourist information point. Guided tours are available for groups.

Contact details
Island Road, Tarbert, Co. Kerry, V31 X883, Ireland
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