Tralee

Tralee Wetlands & Nature Trail

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre has Observation Tower, Rock Climbing, Pedal Boats & other Water Sports. Also, there are nature trails with a guide. Visit their homepage here.

Climbing Tower at Tralee Wetlands in Kerry
Greyhounds finishing a race at Tralee Greyhound Stadium in Kerry
Tralee Greyhound Stadium

When is the Greyhound Racing in Tralee?

Tralee Greyhound Stadium is a good night out. There is a restaurant on the top floor so you can eat and bet on the tote at the same time. The meetings are on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.

I like to do a reverse forecast which will cost you as little as €2 a race but you could win big. There are 10 to 11 races in total so you could only lose €22. Visit their homepage here.

Bar counter with beer taps

What are the best places to drink in Tralee?

There are many pubs with different types of music at night. An Cearnog Bar in The Square has music most night. It could be unplugged, traditional, pop, etc. Bailey’s Corner has sometimes got unplugged music.

The Blasket has live (band) music. Sean Og’s has traditional music. Hennessy’s has disco music. If you don’t want any music I recommend Paddy Mac’s.

Woman eating in-a restaurant

What are the best places to eat in Tralee?

There are good restaurants in town. For breakfast, I recommend The Bookshelf or Chopin’s and for dinner, I recommend the early bird in Cassidy’s.

If you get peckish during the day, Bailey’s Corner will look after you. A few more good restaurants are Bella Bia, Manor West Hotel, and The Rose Hotel. See my best places to eat in Tralee.

National Folk Theatre of Ireland Interior Dance Scene Simsa Tire in Tralee
Simsa Tire

What is on in Siamsa Tire?

Siamsa Tire is a theatre and arts centre located in the town park. It hosts a wide range of theatre and concert events all year round and has a visual arts gallery.

It is the home of the National Folk Theatre of Ireland presenting the best of Irish traditional music, song, and dance from May – September. Visit their homepage here.

Manor West Shopping Centre
Manor West Shopping Centre

Where are the best shops in Tralee?

There are plenty of shops in the town. The biggest one is Manor West shopping centre. In Manor West, there are shops for all the family. Visit their homepage here.

Drone footage of Banna Strand
Banna Strand

What is the Nearest beach to Tralee?

Banna and Maharees beaches.

We have 2 Blue Flag Beaches within miles of town. The water quality of the two Beaches is superb. Banna Beach and Maharees are sometimes good for surfing. Now and then there will be a surfing school located at the Banna beach.

Also, people go beach fishing for sea bass, etc. People flock to the Maharees to get rays of sunshine. Children can partake in all the water sports that the 2 beaches can cater for. There is a nine-hole golf course in Castlegregory that is very near the Maharees.

There are beaches closer to Tralee, but they are not Blue Flag beaches because they have no lifeguards and changing rooms, etc. The water quality is excellent. They are much quieter.

Building of Tralee Aqua Dome
Tralee Aqua Dome

Tralee Aqua Dome

The Aqua Dome offers a place to swim with other attractions including a slide. It is a great day out for the family whatever the weather. There is a Crazy Golf Course outside the centre. Visit their homepage here.

Blennerville Windmill in Tralee
Blennerville Windmill

Blennerville Windmill

Blennerville Windmill has lovely views. Photographers can take loads of pictures of the fantastic landscape & scenery. Visit my web page on Blennerville Windmill here.

What people lived like in Tralee in 1400 AD at Kerry Museum
Kerry Museum

Kerry Museum

Kerry Museum is free for children (Adult 5 euros) and it is for all ages. See what people lived like in 1400 AD in Tralee. Visit my web page here.

Kerry Predator Paintball

Paintballing is also in the town. Teenagers & adults can test there shooting & combat skills. They can also cater for bus tours.

Knocknagoshel Shooting Club

About 25 minutes by car you will get to Knocknagoshel Shooting Club. Practice your clay pigeon shooting and archery here. Have a competition between yourselves on the rifle range. Contact them first before visiting. Visit their homepage here.

Building of Omniplex in Tralee
Omniplex in Tralee

Tralee Omniplex

The Omniplex which is situated on Dan Spring Road has all the latest movies. All the screens are wheelchair friendly. Visit their homepage here.

Building of Bowling Buddies in Tralee
Bowling Buddies

Bowling

Bowling Buddies is a great day out for the family even the small ones. They have a ramp for the kids who can’t hold the bowling balls. Monkey Paradise is for the kids with slides, ball pits & more. Visit their homepage here.

Building of Playdium in Tralee
Playdium

Playdium

Playdium is a great place for toddlers up to the age of 10. They have Go-Karting for kids, Slides, Climbing Frames & much more. There is a Café for the adults while the children play. The Go-karts are really exciting for the kids and some of them will be competitive. Visit their homepage here.

Two people on horses at The Equestrian Centre in Tralee
The Equestrian Centre in Tralee

Is there Horse Riding in Tralee?

Tralee Equestrian Centre is located just outside the Town in Tonevane. You can trek up Slieve Mish Mountain with ponies/horses. There is also beach riding. Visit their homepage here.

Old Coach Road going to Tralee through Ballyseedy Wood
Old Coach Road going to Tralee through Ballyseedy Wood

Ballyseedy Wood

Take a walk in Ballyseedy Woods to look at the beautiful wildlife. There are 3 different routes to take within the woods. There is a free custom-made car park at the back of it. See my web page on Ballyseedy Woods.

Two women hiking up a hill

Where can you go hiking in Tralee?

Hike up the Slieve Mish mountains. There is a Kerry Camino. It is a spectacular hike up the mountains in Tralee and runs parallel to the coastline. The starting place is St Johns Church and it finishes in Dingle.

Most people can’t hike that far so they have split it into 3 sections; Tralee to Camp, Camp to Annascaul, and Annascaul to Dingle. A lot of people stop off in The Junction Bar in Camp after the first section.

Saint Johns Church in Tralee
Saint Johns Church

Heritage

There are many old buildings and statues in Tralee. One of them is St John’s Church. It has a huge steeple and it is still being used today. Another one is the Ardfert Cathedral. The cathedral was built in the 12th century. Ogham writing was found in the cathedral. Visit my web page on St John’s Church here.

Rose plants in Tralee Town Park
Tralee Town Park

Tralee Town Park

There is a big park in the centre of town. It is located at the bottom of Denny Street and it covers 35 acres. When the Rose of Tralee is picked, she is brought down to the Rose Garden the following day to have her picture taken. Visit my web page on Tralee Town Park.

Tennis Courts in Tralee
Tennis Courts in Tralee

Where are the Tennis Courts in Tralee?

There are 3 tennis courts located beside the cinema on Dan Spring Road. They are floodlit so you can play tennis in the evening in winter when it is dark.

Where is the Pitch & Putt Course in Tralee?

Although crazy golf, located in the Aquadome, there is a pitch and putt course in Tralee as well. It is situated at Collis Sands Woods off Killeen Road.

Check out my web pages on the Ring of Kerry Drive, The Skellig Ring and Slea Head Drive.