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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

Tralee Golf Clubhouse
Tralee Golf Club
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
This magnificent 6,890 yard championship course is considered to be amongst the best in the world. This is a "must play" course when in the area and one that many return to time and again. From nine holes in 1982, Tralee now ranks among ...
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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

Castlegregory Market - Co Kerry - Sundays
Every Sunday 10 - 1pm

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Strand Street, Castlegregory, Co Kerry
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Tourist Attractions

Ardfert Cathedral - Ardfert Tralee County Kerry Ireland
Ardfert Cathedral
Ardfert, Co. Kerry
Ardfert Cathedral is built on the site of a monastery was founded here by St. Brendan 'The Navigator' in the 6th century. The site has three medieval church ruins, the earliest building being from the 12th century, with additions made in the 15th ...
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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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