Tarbert Bridewell Heritage Centre Courthouse and Jail

Mary O Connell, Tarbert Bridewell, Tarbert
Tel.: +353 (0) 68 36500 Fax.: +353 (0) 68 36500
Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail Coffee Shop, Gift Shop & Tourist Information Point Keeper at Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail

Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail is an attraction not to be missed, as you are summoned to stop and witness a spine chilling recreation of the judicial and prison regime in Ireland of the late 1800's.


As you experience a tour of the Bridewell Courthouse and Jail you will follow the wretched life of Thomas Dillon as he is charged with wilful trespass.



You will experience the drama of being 'Sent Down' in the Tarbert Bridewell and you will share in his anguish and witness the rough justice meted out often and harshly in Ireland of the 1800's.



A time not to be forgotten and never to be repeated, Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail is a Listed Building and is part of the Heritage and History that is preserved for future generations.


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The McGreevey Room at the Tarbert Bridewell houses an exhibition and documents on the life of Thomas McGreevy,  Poet and Literary art critic who was born in Tarbert in 1893.  He has a distinguished career and published a range of books and translations. As a critic he spanned a range fo arts-literature, art, music, opera, and ballet. McGreevey was a close friend of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats and Jack B. Yeats. He was a Director of the National Gallery of Ireland and served on the Arts Council.  McGreevey's contribution to the arts was hounoured by the French and Italian Governments and the National University of Ireland.

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Tarbert Bridewell Coffee Shop & Gift Shop

Tarbert Bridewell Coffee Shop & Gift Shop

Date: Monday - Sunday March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October 2017
Destination: Tarbert Co Kerry
Author: Caroline Horgan

Visit the Coffee Shop at Tarbert Bridewell where you will be met with a friendly atmosphere enjoyed by locals...

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Tarbert Bridewell Heritage Centre Courthouse and Jail
Trading Months
April - October
Admission Costs
Adults - €5.00
Seniors/Students - €3.50
Children under 14 - €2.50
Children under 5 - Free
Family Ticket €12 - (2 adults & up to 4 children)
Group Rates available.
Opening Hours
Mon9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Lunch12:00 AM - 1:00 AM