Step back in time with them at Tarbert Bridewell. Built in 1831, for more than 100 years Tarbert Bridewell stood as the county’s courthouse and jail. Symbolic of the harsh and inefficiently cruel justice system of 19th Century Ireland, Tarbert Bridewell now houses an informative and immersive showcase of what is was like to live in 1800’s Kerry.
Understand Irish history through Tarbert Bridewell’s life-size re-enactments and new audio-visual experience. Be enraptured by the numerous tales of hardship, suffering and loss. Explore the jail cells of Tarbert where people slept and the courthouse where they were trialled. Hear the stories of our past. You are certain to learn something new!