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Tralee is situated on the western coast of Co. Kerry in the south of Ireland and is the administrative centre of the county. The town is well known for its international festival, The Rose of Tralee which is held every August and takes its name from the traditional Irish folk song ‘The Rose of Tralee’. The main premise of the festival is a personality based competition for women of Irish ancestry although it has developed into quite a carnival in recent years with fireworks, open air concerts and parades.
The town has a Greyhound Racing Stadium, Kerry County Museum, an 80 acre parkland and The National Folk Theatre & Arts Centre - Siamsa Tire which showcases Irish music, dance and folklore.
The town of Tralee itself has a variety of amenities which make it a good destination for a family holiday which include an 8 screen cinema, astro turf tennis courts, Jungle Jim’s Adventure World for younger children, Toby World which has a quasar, go karting and kiddies disco and the impressive Aqua Dome which features waves, rapids, slides and rivers together with an adult only space which has a sauna and plunge pool. During summer months the centre also has a bungee trampoline, bouncing castle and giant slide in addition to an 18 hole miniature golf course and boat area.
There are a wide variety of outdoor activities on offer in the area such as trekking at the Tralee Equestrian Centre, kite surfing at Irish Kite Surfing Lessons, surfing at Kingdom Waves Surf School, sailing and kayaking at the Tralee Bay Sailing School and scuba diving at Waterworld Tralee.
There are a number of local golf courses ranging from Tralee Pitch and Putt to Tralee Golf Club an 18 hole course designed by Arnold Palmer and slightly further afield Listowel Golf Club and Ballybunion Golf Club.
The nearest sandy beach to Tralee is Banna Strand which is just 10Km away but there is a choice of eight sandy beaches within less than 30Km of the town. This part of Kerry’s coastline is ruggedly scenic and there are a large number of marked walks and cycle trails around Kerry Head and Maulin Mountain. Bicycle hire is available in the town. The most dominant landmark in Tralee Bay is Blennerville Windmill & Visitor Centre which has a restored, working windmill, emigration display together with a bird watching platform.
Our self catering accommodation in Tralee is a perfect base from which to explore Kerry coastline and Dingle Peninsula.
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