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Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail

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Address: Tarbert, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 68 36500
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Excellent tour!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
Bicycletraveller1955
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Trent Hills, Canada
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Trent Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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ennis
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 centuary before last. It also details the stories of people who were put in other... More 

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County Kerry Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 visit, eat and stay. A must place to stop and spend an hour, it is... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 and it took us two hours to get through lots of very interesting history during... More 

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Thank PaPi7107
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 days and for something so minor. Even good for the children to see this.

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Thank Teresa P
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped by here on purpose to see it but we didn't have any cash - they wouldn't take any debit or credit cards... The lady at the desk didn't apologise about this or offer any suggestions. Couldn't find a bank machine in the town so had to leave without spending any money. They didn't have any sandwiches either so you... More 

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Thank ShaneOHanlon
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

if you are not racing for your ferry, this is a great historical diversion, which you can spend 30 mins at.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is a highly recommended tour. You can enjoy photo opportunities on your own once you have all the information from the lovely guide. We had a great time pretending to be arrested and put before the judge. The statues are spooky lol Its very interesting and well worth a visit en route to the ferry at Tarbert. There's a... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

We did not have the Bridewell Courthouse tour this time as we have been before but did stop off on a beautiful sunny morning for tea and most gorgeous scones! Do take a moment to see the memorials very close by and the woodland walk if time permits. Wonderful friendly ladies in the tearoom, so much information given and exceptionally... More 

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