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Why Tralee, Why Kerry?

Tralee is the capital town and administrative centre of County Kerry, a region of spectacular beauty and Irelandโ€™s premier visitor destination. The town is almost 800 years old, and was founded in the early 13th century by the Anglo Normans, taking its name from the River Lee, which flows into Tralee Bay.

Tralee currently has a population of approximately 24,000. It has

  • Festivals: Tralee Food festival, Rose of Tralee, Puck Fair,  Dingle Film Festival, Listowel Writersโ€™ Week, Kerry International Film Festival, Dingle Food Festival and Feile na Bealtaine.

  • Culture: Listowel Races, Culture Night, Siamsa Tire - National Folk Theatre, Gaelic Games GAA, Traditional Irish Music scene.

  • History: Kerry County Museum, Blennerville Windmill, Muckross House and Traditional Farms.

  • Entertainment: Omniplex Cinema, Bowling Buddies, The Aquadome, Pitch and Putt, Aqua Golf, Greyhound Racing and Paintballing.

  • Sports: Surfing, hiking, beach pony trekking and kayaking

  • Nature: Tralee Bay Wetlands, Wild Atlantic Way, The Kerry Camino, Tralee to Fenit Greenway, Banna beach, Fenit, Tralee Town Park, Killarney National Park, Ballybunion Cliff Walk and Tralee to Blennerville canal walk.

It was voted Ireland's most enterprising town, Ireland's Best Large Tourism Town, and Ireland's Tidiest Large Town. To find out more about Tralee and activities in Co. Kerry, visit our local Tralee Chamber Alliance website: