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About Tralee

Tralee is the capital town and administrative centre of County Kerry, a region of spectacular beauty and Ireland’s premier visitor destination. The town is almost 800 years old.

The town was founded in the early 13th century by the Anglo Normans and takes its name from the River Lee, which flows into Tralee Bay.

Tralee currently has a population of 23,000 approx. and is administered by a 12-member Urban District Council. It has

  • a developing Institute of Technology,
  • its own radio station,
  • an abundance of recreational facilities including the Aquadome,
  • a County Museum,
  • a thriving National Folk Theatre,
  • a working windmill,
  • a bustling shopping streetscape,
  • a steam train,
  • several golf courses,
  • a greyhound stadium,
  • a horse-racecourse,
  • a beautiful town park
  • and a most scenic hinterland

To find out more about Tralee and activities in Co. Kerry, visit our local Tralee Chamber Alliance website:

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