Home to the Tarbert/Killimer Car ferry, the shortest route between Kerry and Clare, the town is also the location of the 1690s residence of the Leslie Family, Tarbert House, famous for the range of important guests who visited including Daniel O’Connell, Benjamin Franklin, Dean Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Bronte, Lord Kitchener and Winston Churchill. Also in the town is the old Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and jail that has been restored as a visitor’s center illustrating law enforcement and jail conditions in the 1830s.