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Tralee, Co. Kerry

Tralee (Irish: Trá Lí) is the county town of County Kerry, translated the Irish name means 'strand of the Lee' (river), although some believe it comes from the Irish 'Trá Liath' meaning 'grey strand'.

Well-situated at the point where the River Lee flows into Tralee Bay, Tralee is the gateway to the rugged Dingle Peninsula. Although perhaps most famous for the Percy French song The Rose of Tralee - an association celebrated each August at the international Rose of Tralee Festival - this busy commercial centre has much else to offer in and around the town, including Siamsa Tire (the National Folk Theatre of Ireland), horse racing, great beaches and, at nearby Blennerville, an impressive restored windmill.

Tralee offers a variety of attractions with leisure and Irish culture and heritage along with the Aqua Dome leisure centre and swimming pool and the Jamie Knox Wind Surfing School. Some of the best golf courses in Kerry are but a short drive from Tralee including Ballybunion and Tralee Golf Courses. Other local activities would include horse riding, hill walking and historical sites.



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Golf

Dooks Golf Club - County Kerry Ireland
Dooks Golf Club
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
The golf links is set out on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay. In the immediate foreground are the sand dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch and just a few miles away the whitewashed houses of Cromane fishing vi ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Old Ivy House
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Old Ivy House is a charming 19th century house set in a peaceful rural setting with spectacular views of the McGillycuddy Reeks and surrounding countryside. This traditional period residence has been lovingly restored set in one acre of mature ga ...
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What's On

Abbeyfeale Farmers Market - County Limerick - Friday mornings
Abbeyfeale Farmers Market

Parish Hall, Abbeyfeale, County Limerick

Fridays 9am - 1.30 pm

Contact:

Marion Harnett - 087 686 6450
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Tourist Attractions

Ross Castle - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Ross Castle
Killarney, Co. Kerry
Ross Castle is located on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park and is considered a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. Ross Castle was built in the late 15th century by local ruling c ...
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Wedding Venues

Aghadoe Heights Hotel - Wedding Venue - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
Killarney, Co. Kerry
A few miles out of Killarney town, this famous low-rise hotel, dating from the ‘60s, enjoys stunning views of the lakes and the mountains beyond. It is now one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels and, under the caring management of Pat ...
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