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The Museum
Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse & Jail was built in 1831 and depicts the rough justice meted out in 19th Century Ireland.
The Exhibition features a Spine Chilling re-creation of the Judicial and Prison system in the 1830’s. Meet the accused Thomas Dillon, share his anguish and follow his trial and judgement.

The life size models - Court Room – Prison Cells – Exercise Yards and Keepers Quarters are a grim reminder of the intolerant judicial regime of impoverished 19th century Ireland.

An important part of our heritage. A time not to be forgotten.

Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse & Jail was built in 1831 and its elegant cut limestone exterior stands
as a tribute to the fine craftsmen of the early 19th century. For more than 100 years it served as
a Courthouse & Jail.

The Bridewell Exhibition

• An exhibition of the Judicial system in the 1800’s in Tarbert & the Munster Circuit.
• The Land League flag of Tarbert. John Redmond defended locals in Tarbert Bridewell.
• Information on the Famine.
• Information on the Leslie family of Tarbert House.

The MacGreevey Room in Tarbert Bridewell
Houses documents on the life and times of Thomas MacGreevey who was born in Tarbert. A Poet, Art & Literary critic and Director of the National Gallery of Ireland. A Video, Rivers of Words on the life of Thomas McGreevey was produced for Tarbert Bridewell in association with RTE and can be viewed in this exhibition.

• Gift Shop - We sell a wide variety of gifts, books, souvenirs and local crafts.
• Coffee Shop - Enjoy a light snack with Tea or Coffee.
• Toilets & baby changing facilities on the ground floor.

Amenities in the area
- Tarbert House
Home of the Leslie Family since 1690. Tarbert House is a Queen Anne Georgian Building. A Heritage House it is preserved in its original form with furniture & pictures from the 17th Century.

Tours are by prior arrangement only. For rates, telephone 068 36198.

- Tarbert Woodland Walk
This beautiful walk encompasses all aspects of nature, from the flora & fauna to the wide variety of birds which can be seen and heard in Tarbert Bay. This walk can be broken up into three distances and there are other walks in the area so if walking is of interest to your Group telephone Tarbert Bridewell for more information.

Rate of €1.50 per Child – this price will also apply to supervisors.
This price will include:
• a Guided Tour of Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse & Jail.
• a fun competition called Hide & Seek. The competition is based on the tour with the winner recieving a prize.

Tea/Coffee & Scones are available at a special rate of €2.50.

A Soft Drink & Club Milk is available for School children at a special rate of 50 cent if required.

Other amenities
• Lislaughtin Abbey outside Ballylongford which was built in 1470 – Admission free
• Carrigafoyle Castle Ballylongford built in 1490 – Admission free
• The Beautiful Beaches in Ballybunion – Public Property
• Listowel is a Heritage town and an excellent shopping town.
• The Garden of Europe located in Gurtinard Wood in Listowel - Admission free
• The Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre Listowel – Tel 068 22212 for booking
• Listowel Castle. Tel 068 22212 for booking
• The Lartigue Monorail Listowel. Tel 068 24393 for booking
• Glin Castle, on the Tarbert/ Limerick road. Tel 068 34173 for booking
• Boyce’s Gardens, Foynes Co Limercik. Tel 069 65302 for booking
• Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Foynes Co Limerick, Tel 069 65416 for booking
• Celtic Park & Gardens – Co Limerick. Tel 061 394243 for booking
• Curra Chase Woodland Walks. Tel 061 396349 for booking

Tarbert Bridewell will not be responsible for booking any of the above listed centres
on behalf of any School. Centres will have to be contacted directly.

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Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse & Jail, Tarbert, Co Kerry.
Telephone/Fax: 068 36500 • Email:: tarbertbridewell@eircom.net