The Aqua Dome was delighted to be a part of the official launch of ‘Tralee by the Sea’ on the Wild Atlantic Way, a new brochure displaying all the top attractions and activity providers in the charming coastal town of Tralee which guarantee wonderful experiences and fantastic memories. All the top activity and attraction providers in Tralee collaborated and came together to showcase the variety and diversity of activities and attractions on offer in Tralee and they are proud and delighted to reach this important milestone in putting ‘Tralee by the Sea’ on the map as a top coastal tourist destination on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Tralee, the capital town of Kerry, is a beautiful vibrant town magnificently situated at the mouth of Tralee Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way and at the foot of the impressive Slieve Mish Mountains. Tralee is the ideal place to experience the stunning natural surroundings of Tralee Bay surrounded by stunning beaches, rugged mountains & nature trails. A warm genuine welcome awaits you along with great local hospitality. There is magnificent scenery, diverse indoor and outdoor activities, fine beaches and wonderful night entertainment …something for everyone to enjoy!
Mary O’Connor manager at the Tralee Bay Wetlands was involved in the design of ‘Tralee by the Sea’ brochure. She said many tourists and visitors to Tralee did not realise that Tralee was situated by the sea and was on the Wild Atlantic Way and it was time to get that message out there. Together with Kieran Galway from Tralee Bay Wetlands and Mags O’Sullivan from the Aqua Dome they worked with all the other stakeholders to produce this wonderful new brochure showcasing ‘Tralee by the Sea’ and Sandra Leahy marketing officer with the Kerry County Museum is doing a fantastic job distributing these brochures all around Kerry and beyond.
Mags O’Sullivan Centre Manager at the Aqua Dome said ‘Tralee by the Sea’ brochure encompasses the very best that is on offer in Tralee and when tourists and holiday-makers see all that there is on offer they are thrilled and excited to explore, enjoy and experience 'Tralee by the Sea' - a must stop destination for any tourist, traveler, holiday maker or day visitor”! Mags went on to say that ‘Tralee by the Sea’ brochure has been warmly welcomed by all the hotels, caravan parks, accommodation providers, tourist offices, Tralee Chamber Alliance and other tourism related providers and partners as they are delighted to be able to promote to their guests such an array of fabulous attractions and activities in scenic surroundings on the Wild Atlantic Way.
‘Tralee by the Sea’ showcases all the local premier attractions and activities on offer and there is something to suit everyone’s budget & taste! Learn about local history at Kerry County Museum, enjoy a unique experience at Ireland's largest working Windmill and Model Railway at Blennerville Windmill Centre, take a safari boat ride and learn about local wildlife at Tralee Bay Wetlands or simply enjoy leisurely walks and cycles on the stunning canal which stretches from Tralee town to Tralee Bay. For those feeling adventurous there are many options to choose from: Explore the underground passages of Crag Caves, swing a club & hit a few balls at The Golf Doc, go swimming, coasteering & kayaking with Wild Water Adventures, canoeing, power boating, water slides and trampolines with Splash Sports or kite surfing and surfing with Kingdom Waves .
For an indoor experience there are many activities to whet your appetite: enjoy splashing fun in the Aqua Dome one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworlds, experience the thrill of Kerry’s only indoor Bowling and Skywalker at Bowling Buddies or super kiddies fun in the popular soft play adventure facility The Playdium. For an evening of culture, entertainment and live performances you can take in a show or workshop in Irelands National Folk Theatre, Siamsa Tire. If you want to experience a thrilling occasion that is uniquely Irish then a night at the dogs is an essential part of your visit to Tralee at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.
Mags from the Aqua Dome continued to say that everyone involved in this promotion are all proud of Tralee which is a very special place full of scenery, history, heritage, activities and world class hospitality. The people of Tralee are enthusiastic and welcoming and this enthusiasm is reflected in many of the national and international awards. A stunning canal walk connects Tralee town to Tralee Bay and walkers can immerse themselves in the abundance of nature, wildlife, tidal flows and migrating birds with fabulous picturesque views along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Tralee also boasts an award winning 35acre town park, famous for its Rose Garden and Garden of the Senses and it incorporates 5km of paths which are suitable for relaxing walks and safe cycles with young kids. Mags continued to say “there is no other town in the country that has so much to offer locals, families, day-trippers, tourists and holiday makers alike to suit everyone’s taste and budget”.
Tralee also has many major initiatives on protecting our environment and this year the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre has led the way in protecting our Bee population by declaring 2019 as 'The Year of the Bee' with Free Talks every month encouraging everyone to protect our bees and maintain our beautiful Kerry environment. Mags was also delighted to confirm the Aqua Dome was striving to make environmental improvements and were leading by example by sharing all their green initiatives on their social media sites and environmental blog. She said 'the Aqua Dome hopes to encourage and inspire everyone to do their bit for the planet by following their environmental journey' https://aquadome.ie/category/news/environmental/. Other local groups who work tirelessly to protect the environment and wildlife in Tralee are GLAN Tralee, Team Bramble, Evan Alex and Dylan's Tralee Canal Clean-Up, Tralee Tidy Towns, Transition Kerry, Tralee Bee Highway Kerry CAN, Tralee PPN & Kerry Sustainable Energy Co Op. As a town Tralee works together and networks closely to put Tralee on the map as a Top Tourist Destination striving to be greener and more sustainable! Every little step made for the environment is one giant leap for the planet! By working together we are making a difference!
Whether you wish to enjoy fine dining or local pub grub, embrace the fantastic night life or traditional Irish music, participate in many of the local activities and attractions, indulge in retail therapy or simply relax and unwind in peaceful surroundings, ‘Tralee by the Sea’ on the Wild Atlantic Way offers something for everyone!
Tralee - National and International Awards
- Gold Medal Winner 7 years in a row in the National Tidy Towns Competitions 2012-2018
- Gold Medal Winner in the prestigious Entente Florale– the European Tidy Towns Competition in 2015
- The European President’s award for the best European community garden in 2015
- Best large tourism town in Failte Ireland’s Tourism Annual Awards 2015
- Purple Flag award in 2017 & 2018
- ‘Most Enterprising Large Town Award for Munster’ in the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition 2017
- Overall National Enterprising Town in Ireland in the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition 2017
All in all ‘Tralee by the Sea’ is the only place to be!
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