A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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Where is Tralee? -Kerry County Museum Tralee

Tralee is the biggest town in County Kerry and is its administrative centre. It is a busy market and shopping town and is also a centre of industry, education, entertainment and tourism.
The population of Tralee is about 22,000.

Where is Tralee?

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This town is built at the mouth of the River Lee in County Kerry Ireland. It is centrally placed in the county, making it a good location for visitors to Kerry as it is within reach of all the places of interest.  This town has been in existence since the 13th century at least, although the medieval town was burnt down in Elizabethan times.
Where is Tralee in the world? There are some other places called Tralee around the world, presumably named after the original in County Kerry. You can find a Tralee in the USA, Canada and Australia.

Where is Tralee on the map?

You can zoom in on the Tralee map to view streets, businesses etc.

What’s in Tralee?

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Tralee is most famous nowadays for its Rose Festival which takes palace each August. Based on a beauty pageant where the Rose is crowned, the festival which lasts over a week has numerous other events including music, theatre and street entertainment.
Tralee town centre has lots of shops, pubs restaurants and cafes as well as a good town park.
There are two RC Churches, a Church of Ireland, a mosque and other places of worship.

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Tralee Things To Do

Sport features highly in the activities here. There are six GAA Clubs, soccer clubs, rugby, athletics, tennis, golf, rowing, basketball, sailing and swimming clubs. The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is one of the leading tracks in the country.
Tralee International Marathon is now becoming one of the countries foremost athletics events.
The Aquadome is a fantastic indoor water sport leisure facility and Tralee Wetlands has a wildlife viewing tower, a lake and a restaurant.
The town has a wide variety of shops, hotels, cafes,restaurants and pubs.
Siamsa Tíre is a 350 seat theatre which hosts Ireland’s National Folk Theatre productions during the summer months and plays, musicals an operas from various theatre groups during the winter.
Other interesting attractions include the Kerry County Museum with a depiction of life in medieval Geraldine Tralee and the Town Park with its famous Rose Garden.

How Far is Tralee?

Distance from Airports: Kerry airport 19km, Shannon Airport 125km, Cork Airport 122km, Dublin Airport 305km
Distance from Rosslare Ferry: 278km.

Public Transport to Tralee

There are regular train and bus connections to and from Tralee.
Trains from Casement Station Tralee: See timetables here
Buses: See Bus Eireann Timetables hereSee The Green Bus timetables here.


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Hotels: The Brandon Hotel, Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa, The Rose Hotel, Ballyseede Castle, Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club, Meadowlands Hotel, Grand Hotel Tralee, Ballyroe Heights Hotel, The Ashe Hotel, Tralee Benners Hotel.

Bed and Breakfast: Tralee Townhouse, Maureen’s Bed and Breakfast, Castlemorris House, Ashville House B&B Tralee, Camino House, Manorlodge
 Sekf Catering: Shanadune, Courtyard Cottages, Eva Lodge, St Martins Old Schoolhouse Ballyroe, The Blue Annex, Neadín Beag

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