Why stop in Tarbert when on the Wild Atlantic Way?
Tarbert happens to be a central hub on the Wild Atlantic Way (we are an officially designated Discovery Point), making it the perfect overnight destination for people exploring the route as they approach or disembark from the Shannon Ferry terminal. On one side of Tarbert is the Limerick branch of the route, with the Foynes Flying Boat Museum being within 15 minutes drive. On the other side are the famous golf links and beaches of Ballybunion located on the Kerry coastal drive, all within 25 minutes of Tarbert. The famous literary centre of Listowel with it’s restaurants and bars is also located within 10 minutes drive.
Where can I have my Wild Atlantic Way Passport stamped?
The post office in office in Tarbert has been officially designated as a Wild Atlantic Way Passport stamp facility. Please drop by to have your passport stamped and also to find out local info as regards what’s available to do and where’s good to eat and sleep in the area, through our range of specially prepared leaflets that are available free of charge.
How do I cross the River Shannon on the Wild Atlantic Way?
Tarbert is home to the Shannon Ferry terminal, which hosts regular sailings across the river Shannon between Tarbert and Killimer each day. The last sailing in summer time is 9.00pm from Killimer (in Clare) to Tarbert (in Kerry) and 9.30pm from Tarbert to Kilimer. As the only vehicle ferry trip on the main spine of the Wild Atlantic Way, this invigorating 20 minute journey allows you experience the rugged nature of land and sea as you breath in the fresh salty sea air that encapsulates Irelands Wild Atlantic Way and bridges the waves between the iconic tourist destinations of Clare and Kerry.
Where can I stay for the night when I’m on the Wild Atlantic Way?
See below for local accommodation – there is an award-winning hostel, B&B’s and self-catering units all located in the Tarbert area. We also have hot food available from a number of outlets in the town, including restaurants, take away’s and bar food.