TRALEE LOTS TO SEE AND DO

There are lots to see and do in Tralee. It is extremely busy during the peak season so it is worth booking tickets for any events or site seeing you might want to so in advance.

Tralee is home to Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. Siamsa perform a choice of four superb shows six nights a week during peak summer months. It also hosts concerts, opera, and other theatrical events and international exhibitions in the round gallery.

The award winning Kerry County Museum and Medieval Experience is a ‘must see’. The museum explores the history and archaeology of Kerry and Ireland over 7000 years. You can travel back in time to the Medieval Ages and stroll through the recreated streets and houses of Tralee in 1450.

The Blennerville Windmill is Ireland’s largest working windmill. In the Visitor Centre you will find an audio-visual presentation as well as an exhibition gallery, craft shop and restaurant. It includes an Emigration Display and a Bird watching area.

A new Heritage Trail, which begins and ends at the Tralee Tourist Office in Denny Street, takes you on a trip around Tralee’s fascinating history and architecture. Tralee’s newest attraction - the Tralee Bay Wetlands is an activity and nature centre, opening in April 2012. Facilities include a manmade lake with pedal boats and canoes, 2.2km of walks and cycle ways, a visitor centre, safari boat rides, 20 meter high viewing tower and a nature zone focusing on the Tralee Bay ecosystem.

Tralee has gained international fame for its annual Rose of Tralee Festival held each August. This is the largest and longest running festival in Ireland. Tralee, also hosts the Tir na nOg Easter Festival, the Feile na mBlath - Garden Festival and Christy Hennessy Music Festival.

Visitors can avail of the Arnold Palmer designed Tralee Golf Course, Tralee Equestrian Centre, the Kingdom Greyhound Racing Stadium, pitch and putt and many signposted walks. The younger visitor has a broad variety of all-weather attractions such as the Aqua Dome Waterworld, a children’s play area, Bowling and an 8 screen cinema.

Tralee is a great shopping town with a variety of restaurants.

In the 30 acre Tralee town Park, there is a spectacular Rose Garden with fantastic varieties of colorful roses, manicured lawns and sculptures. A life-size bronze sculpture by Jeanne Rynhart commemorates the original Rose of Tralee, Mary O’Connor, and her loved one, William Pembroke Mulchinock, who penned the famous ballad in her honor.

Situated in the heart of County Kerry, Tralee is the ideal base from which to explore the sandy beaches, the coastal towns of North Kerry, Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry.

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