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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

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.

CRAG CAVE

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 TIRE

Siamsa Tíre in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland celebrates Irish Culture and is home to theNational Folk Theatre of Ireland. They have a packed calendar for the spring season here in Siamsa Tíre - so set aside an evening and go and visit them!

THE PLAYDIUM

The Playdium, Tralee is Kerry’s Largest Indoor Kids’ Play Centre. Facilities include Large Kid’s Soft Play Centre, Climbing Frames, Plastic Ball Pools, Indoor Slides, Formula Fun Kiddie’s Go-Karting, Tiny Tot’s Play Area, Café …

BOWLING BUDDIES

At Bowling Buddies they have something for everyone! Ten pin Bowling, arcade, a new revamped cafe, 4 amazing party packages, as well as the new out-of-this-world SKYWALKER EXPERIENCE. On the Skywalker Experience you will travel through 11 exciting, suspended elements such as a sliding skateboard, climbing wall and much more!

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

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.

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. 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 art form. Over the years the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Ireland’s annual contemporary circus festival.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Tralee Equestrian Centre

Situated on the foothills of the Slieve Mish Mountains overlooking Tralee Bay, Tralee Equestrian Centre is the place for all things Equestrian in Kerry. Run by a team of professionals with unrivalled experience in the industry, we services ranging from Horse & Pony Riding lessons to livery, to trekking and to Horse and Pony . Our popular Pony Camps are also held every Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Summer. We run the only indoor riding school in Tralee.

Sandy Feet Farm

Roy, Eleanor and family would like to invite you to a day of fun, food and discovery at Sandy Feet Farm, Camp, Co. Kerry . Kerry's friendliest little pet farm is just 20 mins from Tralee, and only 45 mins from Killarney. We're on a simple mission to make sure everybody has a great day out, making happy memories in a place where they feel at home and in our Café the food is fresh, hearty, honest and homely.

Wild Water Adventures

We are a Family Adventure Business and Kerry's Best Kept Secret. Reconnect through adventure on the epic Kerry coastline, where mountains meet the sea. A sunset sea-kayaking tour around Fenit lighthouse; coasteering along the rugged red cliff coastline of Kerry Head on The Wild Atlantic Way; wild swimming in secret lakes; family fun on a giant SUP in the sheltered waters of Tralee Bay.

Splashsports

We are a recognised sports centre by Kerry County Council ,the ISA (Irish Sailing Association) the ISA (Irish surfing Association) and a member of the IAAT “Ireland’s Association for Adventure Tourism”. Originally called “Waterworld”, we began trading in 1990 but in 2016 changed our name to Splash Sports to avoid confusion between ourselves and the scuba dive centre “Waterworld” in the same vicinity.

Kingdom Waves Surf School

What better place to learn to surf than on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland? Kingdomwaves Surf School runs surf lessons and surf hire at both Inch and Banna Beach in County Kerry. Two beautiful ‘Blue Flag’ beaches surrounded by the Kerry Mountains and both popular stops on the wild atlantic way. Both beaches have been voted the best beach in Ireland by Tripadvisor visitors in recent years. Beauty aside, the consistency of the surf make both beaches an ideal place to take a surf lesson.

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. 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 art form. Over the years the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Ireland’s annual contemporary circus festival.

Waterworld Dive Centre

Waterworld is a family-run business situated in the beautiful Maharees, a peninsula, on the Dingle peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland; surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic ocean. Ronnie and Pat Fitzgibbon are Ireland’s most qualified and experienced dive operators. They began the business in 1963 and have enjoyed taking care of divers and water sports enthusiasts ever since. They have now passed the mantle over to their children who are all highly qualified in their own fields and are as eager to pass on their love of the ocean to all they meet, as their parents before them.

Fenit Without

Fenit Without is a community content project based around the picturesque fishing village of Fenit, Co.Kerry, located on the South West Atlantic coast of Ireland. We produce small volumes of sustainable souvenir merchandise available for sale in our online store and through local retail outlets. We also support local businesses and community groups in their content and merchandise requirements.

Fenit Without

LOCAL FESTIVALS

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!

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 art form. Over the years the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Ireland’s annual contemporary circus festival.

SCHOOL TOURS

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. 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. 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 art form. Over the years the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Ireland’s annual contemporary circus festival.

LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

THE ROSE HOTEL

The Rose 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 Aqua Dome, one of Ireland’s largest indoor Waterworlds & 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.

MEADOWLANDS HOTEL

Situated on beautifulmeadowlands hotel exterior 4 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.

Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa

A luxurious estate hotel, perfectly located in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. Discover the charm, warmth and personal welcome that has become synonymous with Ballygarry. This Tralee Hotel has been in the McGillicuddy family for three generations and is set on 180 acres of land in the heart of the Kerry countryside, overlooking the glorious Sliabh Mish Mountains.

Ashe Hotel

Here at The Ashe Hotel we’ve created something special. A personal and friendly neighbourhood spot for those seeking their next adventure. Essentially, a casual blend of the eclectic and contemporary — The Ashe Hotel is your new space. Do nothing, eat well, relax with a drink. We have time for everything.

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is one of the most established hotels in Tralee and renowned among Kerry hotels. It is a Tralee town centre hotel and has been beautifully restored to its original architectural beauty, while incorporating the best of the modern boutique hotel style.

Imperial Hotel

Our unique Georgian style Boutique Hotel and Traditional Bar and Steakhouse is nestled in the heart of Tralee. We offer a standard of service that will stay with you long after you have left us. A beautiful Georgian hotel perfectly located to see the very best of what the Kingdom has to offer. Our Bar and Steakhouse, Connie Foxes, is renowned for quality service and food and great atmosphere.

Benners Hotel

Benners Hotel in Castle Street has been welcoming guests to Tralee through the last three centuries. In the late 1800’s there were three hotels on the site of the present Benners Hotel. With the passage of time these three hotels were incorporated into one Hotel which is now Benners Hotel Tralee and as we plot our way through the 22nd century Benners Hotel Tralee is trading stronger than ever.

Brandon Hotel

The Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre in Co Kerry offers excellent facilities in the fantastic, central location of Tralee town centre. We offer a FREE onsite private car park for all of our guests along with FREE WIFI throughout the hotel. You can visit the leisure centre to work out in our fully-equipped, air-conditioned gym or enjoy a swim in our 15m swimming pool.

RETAIL

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.

WILD ATLANTIC WAY

Tralee is the largest town on the southwest of Ireland situated on the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way. Kerry's Wild Atlantic Way features stunning beaches, some of Ireland's highest mountains, scenic lakes and magnificent rugged coastal walks. There are natural and inspiring landscapes and seascapes to visit along with untouched pristine environments which offer all kinds of activities to choose from.

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