Tralee

Tralee lies on the south west coast of Ireland, nestled in a valley gently sloping westwards to the sea, between the Slieve Mish and Stacks Mountains. It takes its name from the River Lee, in Irish Trá Lí (strand of the River Lee), which flows just south of the town into Tralee Bay.

It is the capital town of County Kerry, an area of spectacular beauty with sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, parks, historic sites and Tralee is at its heart. Tralee.  It is home to the world famous Rose of Tralee International Festival and Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, award winning Kerry County Museum among a range of indoor and outdoor attractions.

It is the shopping capital of the county with big name brands well established both in the town centre and the large Manor West Shopping Centre.

It has easy access by air via Kerry Airport, and road, bus and rail links from the major Irish cities and ferry ports.  Our friendly people invite you to join us to explore our history, culture and the natural beauty that have shaped us.

Here is a sample of things not to miss in Tralee…

Aqua Dome 

Alongside Woodlands Park sits Ireland’s largest and most exciting waterworld, the Aqua Dome. It’s wet, wild and wonderful with fun features for all ages from kiddies pools and sky high slides through to its raging rapids and exclusively adult health suite.

If you don’t feel like getting wet, that’s no problem! Aqua Golf is a great game for all the family to play. Located next to the Aqua Dome, this 18 hole themed miniature golf course is not only great fun but also a test of your putting skills! Alongside the golf, play with the remote control truck & boats! www.aquadome.ie

Siamsa Tire 

Founded in 1974, Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, presents on stage a theatrical entertainment based on the wealth of music, dance and folklore that has evolved in Ireland from the earliest times to the present. Siamsa Tire has represented Ireland all over the world and is the showpiece of the Celtic culture of music, mime, story and dance.
www.siamsatire.com

Kerry County Museum 

Kerry County Museum, housed in the Ashe Memorial Hall in Denny Street, provides a fascinating guide to the archaeological riches and heritage of the county. Your tour of the museum is complemented by a visit to the Geraldine Experience, which takes you back
in time to Medieval Ireland. Visitors can walk through the re-created streets, houses, abbey and castle of medieval Tralee. Special sound, lighting and odour effects help to make this an almost life-like experience. www.kerrymuseum.ie

Kingdom Greyhound Stadium  

If you want a night out full of colour, excitement, and excellent food, all in lavish comfort, Tralee’s ultra-modern Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is the place to head for. The splendid grandstand allows panoramic views of the action, while the restaurant, lounge bar, and hospitality suites ensure punters are kept plied with essential sustenance. A great night’s fun? You bet!
http://www.holidaytralee.com/greyhound.html

 

Blennerville Windmill

This unique 201 year old restored windmill houses an acclaimed audio-visual exhibition of Irish milling history and features working millstones. Exhibitions on the history of bread-making in Ireland and on the Blennerhassetts, founders of Blennerville, are also on show.

Crag Cave 

Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old Crag Cave is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. It is an all weather visitor attraction located  in the nearby town of Castleisland. www.cragcave.com

www.holidaytralee.com – Everything you need to know about attractions in Tralee
www.kerrygems.com – For lots of info on the whole of Co. Kerry