Tralee is the largest town in Kerry, it sits beside the River Lee from whence it takes its name. The town is the ideal base for touring the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry.
There are many types of accommodation to choose from in Tralee from hotels, B&Bs and self-catering cottages to hostels and a camping site. There are many fine restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. Tralee is the retail capital of Kerry you will find a choice of high-street and boutique stores, souvenir and Irish handcraft shops.
Tralee Tourist Office is located in the Ashe Memorial Hall on Denny Street. The hall also houses the Kerry County Museum which includes the Geraldine Experience, a recreation of the sounds, smells and sights of a town in the year 1450.
The town comes alive every August with the international Rose of Tralee Festival. Unlike beauty pageants, the contestants are judged not on their appearance but rather their general personality and appropriateness to serve as representatives for the festival. The festival includes live entertainment, parades, fireworks display, concerts, street stalls, a fun fair, carnival, circus, theatre and the Rose Parade. Other festivals in Tralee include the Kerry Film Festival each October, Tir Na Nog Children's Festival in April, Circuit of Kerry Car Rally and the Tralee Circus Festival, November.
Tralee has a wide range of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, ranging from hotels and bed & breakfasts to hostels and self catering accommodation. Tralee has a nice variety of pubs which are well worth a visit on a warm summers evening or a cold winters one!.
For diners there are a selection of restaurantsThere is greyhound racing a great Irish tradition and a must do on your Kerry tour, at Oakview Park walking distance from the town. Held Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights its a great night out for all the family. Another taste of Ireland is a night out at Siamsa Tire, Ireland's national folk theatre showcasing Irish music, storytelling and dance. The Gallery, adjacent to the theatre, runs workshops, exhibitions and craft demonstrations.