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Tralee

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Tralee town centre

Tralee is a town of County Kerry in Ireland - population approximately 25,000

Get in[edit]

Tralee is served by Kerry Airport in Farranfore which has regular flights to Frankfurt-Hahn, London Stansted, London Luton, and Dublin.

You can also arrive into any of Ireland's big three airports, Dublin, Cork and Shannon and still get to Tralee in a relatively short place of time.

Tralee is a: 2 Hour drive from Cork Airport. 4 Hour Drive from Dublin Airport. 2.5 Hours Drive from Shannon Airport.

Tralee is also served by a Bus Station and a Train Station, both located on the John Joe Sheehy Road. Both stations have regular buses and trains to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and almost any other place you wish to visit in Ireland.



Get around[edit]

You could walk around the town on foot. Tralee itself has limited points of interest for a tourist but it is set among some of the most beautiful places in Ireland.

Tralee is also served by the local Town's People's Bus which has stops throughout the town centre and serves all of the town and most of its suburbs.

See[edit]

The Town Park - Especially when the roses are in bloom. Interesting and labelled trees and a clean play area for small children. Closed at night - at irregular hours.

St. John's Church - just off the town park.

Dominican Church - Princes' St

Court House - Ashe Street

Ashe Memorial Hall and Museum - Near the town park on Denny Street

Aqua Dome - Ballyard Road - off Dingle Road

The Blennerville Windmill - Blennervile

Siamsa Tíre - Ireland's National Folk Theatre - Located in the Town Park.

  • St. John's Church of Ireland, (Ashe Street).  edit

Do[edit]

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre - Many water based activities like paddle boating, fishing and canoeing.

Mountain Climbing - Tralee's outskirts and beyond are home to the Sliabh Mish Mountains which provide beautiful scenic walks and climbs.

Siamsa Tíre - Great, Irish made productions are often brought to Siamsa Tíre. The shows can range from traditional Irish theatre to Irish productions of well-known American and British plays to Stand-Up Comedy acts. There is also an art gallery located within the theatre, showcasing art from local artists.


Buy[edit]

Manor West Retail Park - Killarney Road.

Tralee Shopping Centre - Rock Street.

  • Town Centre.  edit


Eat[edit]

The Allegro - Castle St. Serves a wide range of food to satisfy anyone's fancy. The homemade burgers are not to be missed!

Finnegan's Restaurant - Denny St. More expensive than a lot of the restaurants in town but you get what you pay for here. Fantastic selection of meats and fish with fresh vegetables every evening.

The Green Rooster - Pembroke St. A favourite among locals. Serves fast food in their own way. Their homemade chips are known to be the nicest in Kerry.

Rose Garden - Rock St. Chinese Restaurant. Their General Tso's Chicken should be tried.

Ray's Loaded Lunches - Rock St. Serves mostly traditional Irish cuisine. Everything here is homemade and delicious. Open until 6PM.

The Grand Hotel - Denny St. Serves an array of foods to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Has two restaurants, the Pikeman Bar and their main dining restaurant.

Bella Bia - Ivy Terrace. Serves a mixture of Italian and Traditional Irish Cuisine. Reservations might be required.

La Scala - The Square. Serves a mixture of Italian and Traditional Irish Cuisine.

Pizza Time - The Square. Serves handmade, fresh-dough pizzas.

MJ's - Clash. Styled on a 1950's diner, MJ's serves home-made burgers, chips and many others.

Gally's - Ballyseedy. Serves traditional Irish cuisine. Busy on Sundays.



Drink[edit]

Roundy's Pub - just across from the Abbey Gate Hotel. A delightful, cozy little pub with music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

The Abbey Inn - The only bar in Tralee that has a late licence (Open until 2am) 7 nights a week. Has a nightclub upstairs, open Fridays and Saturdays but there are usually more people dancing downstairs which is a nightclub in it's own right.

An Chearnóg - The Square. Lovely little traditional pub. Occasionally has live music and is reputed to have the best pint of Guinness in town.

An Teach Beag - The Mall. Traditional pub with live music most nights. Very lively atmosphere and friendly staff.

The Ballymac Bar - Boherbue. Small, old-fashioned pub. Don't be thrown off by the look of the place, this pub is home to some of the friendliest staff and clientele in Tralee. They also boast a Snooker hall upstairs with 6 full sized, professional snooker tables.

The Four Seasons - Castle St. Usually only has 4 or 5 people in at one time but gives a homely atmosphere. Friendly clientele who will often regail you with a story or anecdote, if you don't mind that sort of thing.

Kirby's Brogue Inn - Rock St. An institution in Tralee. The Brogue is probably the most famous bar in town. Known as the place to be during the Rose of Tralee festival, it has live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sean Óg's - Bridge Street. Lovely traditional pub. Live music most nights. Can get very busy on Saturday nights, so getting in early is advised.

Horans Nightclub - Clash. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Usually quiet, but its Thursday student nights held for the people of Tralee IT are known to be legendary.

Hennessy's - Castle St. Lively bar with a good atmosphere. Three different bars within the building depending on what you're in the mood for. Boasts Tralee's liveliest smoking area.

The Blasket - Castle St. Lively pub spread across three floors. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bailey's Corner - Castle St. Recently moved to this new premises. Known to have the friendliest clientele in Tralee. Live music most nights.



Sleep[edit]

Carlton Hotel Tralee - 4 Star Hotel - Home to the International Rose of Tralee Festival [www.carlton.ie/tralee]

Ballygarry House Hotel on Killarney Road

Manor West Hotel on Killarney Road

Ballyroe Hotel on Ardfert Road

Meadowlands Hote on Listowel Road

Brandon Hotel"' on Princes' Quay

Stay Safe[edit]

It may not look it, but Tralee has a dangerous reputation. It isn't as bad as some places in Ireland, but a reputation does precede it. With a bit of common sense and sticking to well-lit areas one will be fine. With any luck, you'll know the people to avoid instantly.

Get out[edit]

Killarney, Co. Kerry - Only a 25 minute drive from Tralee.

Dingle, Co. Kerry - Only a 40 minute drive from Tralee.

Caranntohill - Located an hour from Tralee.

Cork City, Co. Cork - 2 Hours from Tralee.



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