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Attractions & Festivals
Kerry County Museum
Kerry County Museum was developed as an initiative of Tralee Urban District Council in two phases between 1991 and 1992. The Medieval Experience was opened in 1991 in the lower ground floor of the Ashe Memorial Hall, taking visitors through the recreated medieval town, with the sights, sounds and smells. In 1992 the main gallery of the Museum was opened, displaying the archaeology and history of the county. Thereafter, a temporary exhibition space was added, allowing for the development of major exhibitions. Today, the whole facility comprises 1,750 square metres, which includes the exhibition galleries, reception, collections store, and education room.
Step into 1 million years of history and wonder at Crag Cave, Ireland’s most exciting show cave! At 3.82km long, Crag Cave is the longest cave in Kerry and the seventh longest cave in the Republic offering one of the finest examples of limestone cave formation in Ireland. Etched over time into a natural wonder, this 350m show cave offers an amazing view of how a cave is formed. Come and see the incredible examples of pillars, stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, curtains and straws that have been meticulously forming over the last 15,000 years.
Siamsa Tíre in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland celebrates Irish Culture and is home to theNational Folk Theatre of Ireland. We have a packed calendar for the spring season here in Siamsa Tíre - so set aside an evening and come and visit us! Our spring programme kicked continues throughout April with plenty of local talent followed by a Festival of Folk with our own National Folk Theatre.
Tralee Bay Wetlands
Popular at home and abroad with locals, tourists, walking enthusiasts, nature lovers, day trippers, coach groups, garden clubs, school tours and families,Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre is equipped with not only scenic views from the 20metre Viewing and Observation Tower but also with full visitor facilities, including the Lakeside Café and Bistro, An Interactive Wildlife Exhibition, Guided Nature Boat Tours, Bird Hides, and for the more energetic the light Watersports and Activity Lake!
Blennerville Windmill stands out as the dominant landmark in Tralee Bay, where the town of Tralee meets the Dingle Peninsula.
At the Blennerville Visitor Centre you will find the working windmill as well as an exhibition gallery, craft shop and restaurant. The exhibition includes an audio visual presentation, an emigration display and a bird watching platform with telescope overlooking 'Slí na nÉan' ('the Way of the Birds').
Visitors can get up close and appreciate the scale and complexity of the Windmill machinery and can climb to the top of the windmill.
Rose of Tralee Festival
The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 56 years in 2015. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and our internationally renowned Rose Parades. This year our fantastic street line-up includes Hometown, Stereo Kicks, Hudson Taylor, Nathan Carter, Gavin James, Sharon Shannon, the Kilfenora Ceili Band and much much more!
Manor West Retail Park
Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park, located at the edge of Tralee Town Centre is a thriving retail environment with an outstanding lineup of shops to tickle the fancy of even the most seasoned of retail therapists!!!
With Debenhams, Next, TK Maxx and more fashion retailers as well as a wide array of stores selling everything from Groceries to DIY and Gardening to Toys to Home Cinema systems and more…Manor West is your first choice for shopping if you live in the Kingdom or are just visiting.
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Tralee Circus Festival
The National Circus festival is Ireland’s largest annual circus festival and one of the most exciting, emerging festivals in Ireland. The festival has lit up Tralee every November in a explosion of theatre, clown, aerial, fun, laughter, skill and absurdity.
The Tralee Circus Festival began in 2001 as a juggling convention. It was a way for the diverse strands of a contemporary circus culture to meet, share ideas, fun and create an Irish expression for this exciting artform. Over the years the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Ireland’s annual contemporary circus festival.
Tralee Greyhound Stadium
If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Tralee Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing, and some of the most exciting greyhound fixtures of the year take place right here.
Tralee Greyhound Stadium is within easy access of Tralee Town Centre, so you have no shortage of things to do before or after your night of greyhound racing.
And with general admission to greyhound racing starting at just €10, you won’t find better value anywhere for a wonderful night’s entertainment.
Family Fun in North Kerry
Tralee is the capital town of Kerry and is recognised as the leader in indoor attractions in the region. In Tralee you will find Kerry County Museum, voted Museum of the year in 2009. The Aqua Dome which not only features one of Ireland’s largest Waterworld’s but also mini golf and remote control trucks and boats as well as bungee trampolines and giant slides. Toby World offers a fabulous indoor play area for the younger members of the family and Bowling and games are available at Bowling Buddies. For night time entertainment we have Siamsa Tire, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium or the multi screen cinema.
1st Kerry Scouts Tralee
The group were formerly members of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland [CBSI] but amalgamated with the Scout Association of Ireland to become members of Scouting Ireland.
Our group celebrated 80 years of scouting in 2009 which was commemorated with a gathering of some of the first scouts that joined all those years ago, as well as many others who have been part of our group through the years.
We are always actively seeking adult members to become leaders in our group for all of the programme sections.
Tralee School Tours
Welcome to Tralee School Tours, County Kerry, the home of probably the best school tour package in Ireland. With lots of fun and great value attractions to choose from, Tralee is a premier destination for School Tours.
For a Great Day Out, Great Value, Great Fun, Great Adventures.
The Rose Hotel Hotel
The Rose Hotel, formerly Fels Point Hotel, is a four star hotel located in Tralee town, close to the town centre with the backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains. Stroll through Tralee Town Park via the Rose Walk and visit Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Museum or browse around the shops in the town centre. The Aquadome, one of Ireland’s largest indoor water world & Tralee Bay Wetlands are located right beside us. We have 165 modern guest rooms, including 18 executive rooms, complimentary car parking & WIFI are also included. Relax and enjoy the surroundings of our newly renovated Bar & Restaurants or enjoy a pre-dinner Cocktail or an after dinner Whiskey in Dott’s Bar.
The award winning luxury 4 star Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in Tralee Co. Kerry has been in the McGillicuddy family for 3 generations. The Tralee Hotel is set on 6 acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of the Kerry countryside overlooking the glorious Sliabh Mish Mountains.
Ballygarry House embodies the highest of service values and standards, whilst its design and character embody the charm of a country house.
Situated on beautiful private gardens, the Meadowlands Hotel is a traditional and cosy hotel with a contemporary & stylish design on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Meadowlands is the perfect base to explore the Kingdom of Kerry and experience its beautiful scenery, attractions and activities. The Gaeltacht family run hotel offers comfort, culture and a friendly welcome for business and leisure guests, taking pride in creating a “home away from home” experience. The four-star hotel offers luxury and affordable accommodation choices, An Móinéar Restaurant, bar food and entertainment in Johnny Frank’s Bar & Lounge as well as a conference centre catering for banquets, conferences, meetings, parties and special occasions.
Manor West Hotel
We are a family run hotel, offering the very best in a true warm Kerry welcome, located in the heart of the Kingdom. Just a minutes walk away from the Award Winning Manor West Retail Park & Shopping Centre, housing names such as Debenhams, TK Maxx, Next and many more. The hotel is also in close proximity of championship golf courses and sandy beaches.
Ballyroe Heights Hotel
Ballyroe Heights Hotel is a modern, luxurious Kerry Hotel set in six and a half acres of sloping gardens with awe inspiring views of the Sliabh Mish Mountains and Tralee Bay. Our Tralee Hotel is located a mere four kilometers from the town centre on the coastal route of The Wild Atlantic Way and only a twenty minute drive from Kerry Airport with free on-site car and coach parking. An excellent choice if you are looking for a hotel in Kerry. The bright and airy hotel reception area features magnificent local paintings, marble hall, Italian leather couches and our baby grand piano and spectacular Kerry views can be taken in whilst dining in our Palace Bar & Restaurant or Summit Suite.
Experience all the beauty of Killarney at Hotel Killarney. Located only one mile from Killarney, Co. Kerry Hotel Killarney is a great family hotel in Killarney. The superb facilities and extensive range of activities make this a great Killarney hotel for all of the family.
With a kids club and a teens club that provide regular live entertainment each weekend Hotel Killarney provides entertainment for all the family. Hotel Killarney has activities for all ages, including Karting, a 5-a-side soccer pitch, mini-golf and a giant sandpit.
The Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes is the perfect place to relax and chill out. This Killarney hotel is beautifully situated on the shores of the Lakes of Killarney, just 2km from Killarney town, a 25 minute walk away through the Killarney National Park. Few hotels in Killarney enjoy the unique tranquil setting of the Castlerosse Hotel with its views of Killarney’s Lakes and Magillicuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountains.
Killarney's Holiday Village
Self Catering Killarney’s Holiday Village Our Self Catering Killarney’s Holiday Village, formerly Muckross Lakeside Holiday Village, consists of 35 self catering holiday homes ideally located on the Muckross Road in Killarney, County Kerry, and just a two minute walk from the entrance to Killarney National Park where you will find the world famous Muckross House and Gardens.
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