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Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail

Tarbert, Ireland
+353 68 36500
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A different era

Visited this attraction whilst in the area - what a different world we live in - 7 days in prison... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kenneth_hodge
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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A bit pricey

We were on our way to catch the ferry and decided to wait for the next one and spend the 10.5 Euros... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lori F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this attraction whilst in the area - what a different world we live in - 7 days in prison for trespass or sent to Australia for minor theft - how times have changed - very educational and great for children

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way to catch the ferry and decided to wait for the next one and spend the 10.5 Euros to see this. (One of us was a senior, or it would have been 14 E. It was interesting but not really worth...More

Thank Lori F
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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