Tarbert is the gateway to county kerry, if travelling from counties Clare or Limerick. It sits by the banks of the shannon looking over at County Clare. The Shannon Ferry sails fom Killimer Co.Clare to Tarbert Co.Kerry Every Hour (every half hour in Summer). There is an old Jail to visit in Tarbert,a lovely wodland walk,And Various places to eat and Sleep. There is one hotel inTarbert Kirbys Lanterns Hotel just outside Tarbert on the N69 which serves Food all day from 7.00am. Tarbert is 20 min drive from ballybunion with its beautiful beaches and world renowned golf course. Just 15 mins from tarbert is Listowel town which hosts writers week and hrse racing yearly.