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Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail

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Tarbert, Ireland
+353 68 36500
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Informative tour

Friendly and lovely museum, we arrived off peak and got a personal tour of the Bridewell... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Lixnaw, Ireland
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Well presented

This place gives an interesting insight in to the justice systems of 200 years ago, and the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
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Tarbert, Ireland
+353 68 36500
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly and lovely museum, we arrived off peak and got a personal tour of the Bridewell. Interesting local history and it was clear how proud the staff were speaking passionately about the subject. Lovely little cafe too for refreshments. Easy to find and free parking!...More

Thank perirose10
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This place gives an interesting insight in to the justice systems of 200 years ago, and the "living" conditions of the prisoners and the jailers.. It is extremely well presented , with tableaux of the various stages the prisoner went through , from arrest to...More

Thank Milliemax64
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The bridewell, where people charged with a crime were kept in small cells for perhaps days awaiting trial, was built almost two hundred years ago and was restored as a museum by the local community in recent years. A great job they did too -...More

Thank megalithman1
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Visited this village whilst driving the Ring of Kerry. Although the village isn't as much of a tourist honeypot as some others this wee prison a a gem. The welcome from the tour guide and locals in the cafe was warm, friendly and lovely. The...More

Thank Gstonebanks
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We toured this jail with a guide who obviously is very passionate about history and the history of this jail in particular. She was entertaining and the tour included interesting stories about real people who had spent time in the jail. Highly recommended.

Thank Bicycletraveller1955
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a true gem of a building, carefully restored by the local community and run by extremely interested people. The tour is informative and well laid out and we were able to see all the parts of the building as they were in the...More

Thank ennisbannerman
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Wow what a great place to visit. Fantastic history tour of this museum and area. Lovely friendly coffee shop with smashing souvenirs. The Staff were so friendly helpful and made us feel so welcome. They couldn't do enough to help with suggestions of where to...More

Thank nuttyanitanuts
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I highly recommend this place. We had to wait for the ferry to Killimer for an hour and stopped by at the little museum. First we thought it was just good for killing some time but at the very end we missed the next ferry...More

Thank PaPi7107
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Bridewell Museum is worth a visit, one of the last left open of the 8 Bridewells. You can have a guided tour, or go round on your own.It has a great insight of what it was really like to go to jail in those...More

Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 11 September 2015

A wonderfully restored courthouse and jail nestled in the small village of Tarbert. Well worth a visit if you're passing through.

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