Tarbert is a town in North Kerry along the Shannon Estuary.
The Tarbert Bridewell, built in 1831, is a former courthouse and prison. The jail closed in 1874 but the courthouse continued in use until the 1950s. In 1993, it was reopened as a museum and visitor centre.
Fort Shannon, near Tarbert, was a coastal artillery fortress, built by the Irish Army in 1942 to protect the River Shannon against hostile warships during World War II. It was the only such fortress to have been built by the Irish Government since independence.
There is a car ferry service from Tarbert across the Estuary to Killimer, near Kilrush in Clare. This service, operated by Shannon Ferries.
Tarbert Lighthouse came into operation on March 31, 1834 and is still operational today.
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