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Tarbert, Argyll and Bute

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Tarbert, Argyll and Bute

Post townTARBERT
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNR8668
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01880
Population1,338 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Tarbert, Argyll and Bute has been known in the past


Tarbert, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Tarbert, small seaport town, Kilnaughtin par., N. co. Kerry, on the estuary of river Shannon, 10 miles NE. of Listowel, 12 SW. of Foynes, and 35 SW. of Limerick, pop. 712; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Opposite the town is Tarbert Island (63 ac.), which has a safe and commodious harbour. The steamer which sails regularly between Kilrush and Limerick calls here. On the island are a tower and battery, and a lighthouse 54 ft. high, with fixed light (Tarbert) 58 ft. above high water and seen 13 miles. Tarbert House, seat, is adjacent.

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