Barrow Harbour

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Coordinates: 52°17′25″N 9°50′49″W / 52.29032°N 9.84688°W / 52.29032; -9.84688

Barrow Harbour is a tidal inlet off Tralee Bay, County Kerry, Ireland. Once, it was the major port for the region, servicing the monastic settlement of Ardfert and the general area of Tralee. Barrow is overlooked by Tralee Golf Club, from where a magnificent view of Tralee Bay and Banna Strand may be had.

A narrow entrance to the harbour was protected by Fenit Castle on Fenit Island.[1] The ruins of the castle still remain. In ancient times, a harbour chain was connected across the entrance to the harbour, which could be raised to prevent the incursion of unwelcome visitors - pirates.

Barrow House is located at the old quayside.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1840). A topographical dictionary of Ireland: vol. 1 (2nd edition). London: S. Lewis & Co. p. 617. Retrieved 11 September 2016.