10 Awesome Things To Do In Tralee, Ireland

Tralee is the capital city of County Kerry. There are several things to do in Tralee which makes it one of a popular stop in Dingle Peninsula along with Dingle.

Here are the best things to do in Tralee Ireland.

1.Kerry County Museum

Kerry County Museum is a museum inside the Ashe Memorial Hall located in the centre of town. The museum collects and preserves the heritage and archaeological artifacts of County Kerry.

Visitors can enjoy the medieval times through recreated medieval town in the lower ground floor of Ashe Memorial Hall.

Opening Hours

January – May:
Tuesday – Saturday, 9.30am to 5.00pm

June – August:
Open daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm

September – December:
Tuesday – Saturday, 9.30am to 5.00pm

Bank Holiday weekends:
Sunday and Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Admission Fee

Adult/Senior/Student: €5.00

Child: FREE (accompanied by an adult)

Family: €10.00 (2 adults, 3 children)

Contact Information

Location:  Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny St, Co. Kerry, V92 CXE3, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 66 712 7777

2.Blennerville Windmill

Blennerville Windmill is located along Tralee Bay and only 8 minutes away from the centre of Tralee. The windmill is 21.3m high with 5 floors and it made of stone. The windmill was built in 1800 order of Sir Rowland Blennerhassett. It suffered decays on the 19th century but it was also restored and was opened again in 1990.

Today, Blennerville Windmill is the only commercial windmill in Ireland open for public tours.

Opening Hours

June-August 9:00 am- 6:00 pm | April/May/September/October 9:30 am -5:30 pm

Admission Fee

Adult €7 | Student/OAP’s €5 | Children over 5 years €3 | Children under 5 years free | Family €20 (2 adults and 3 children)

Contact Information

Location: Windmill Street, Blennerville

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 66 7121064

3.Tralee Town Park

Tralee Town Park is one of the largest public urban parks in Ireland. It covers around 35 acres and it’s adjacent to the Kerry County Museum. It is also the home of Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre.

Tralee Town Park is famous for its Rose Garden and Garden of the Senses which both won several awards. It is a good place to relax and just watch the world go by.

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4.Ardfert Cathedral

Ardfert Cathedral Tralee Ireland

Ardfert Cathedral is part of the monastery built by St. Brendan ‘The Navigator’ in the 6th century. This monastery consists of 3 medieval churches, 2 ogham stones, and graves.

The churches are a great example of the Romanesque style with interesting carvings.

Opening Hours

29th March (Opens at 12noon) – 26th September

Daily 10 AM  – 6 PM

Admission Fee

Adult: €5.00

Group/Senior: €4.00

Child/Student: €3.00

Family: €13.00

Contact Information

Location: Ardfert,  Co. Kerry, V92 KR7P

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: +353 (66) 713 4711

5.Banna Strand

If you want a change of environment, a trip to the beach is what you need in Tralee. Banna Strand or Banna Beach is a Blue Flag status beach in Tralee Bay. It’s a walkers’ paradise and it extends miles after miles with magnificent views of the mountains, Dingle Peninsula and Kerry Head.

6.Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Tralee Bay Wetlands is a nature and activity centre. It is located in Tralee Bay Nature Reserve which encompasses over 8000 acres extending from Tralee town to the Maharee Islands. It is a designated Natura 2000 site.

Visitors can enjoy pedal boats, canoes, picnic areas, interactive displays, and safari boat trip. There are also viewing points, cafes and retail shops in the area.

Opening Hours

10am—5pm Daily

Last Admission 4.30pm

Admission Fee

Adult: €6/€10 Child €4/€6

Senior Citizen/Student: €5/€8

Family Pass: €20/€32

(2 adults, 3 children)

For the rates of individual activities, click here.

Contact Information

Location: Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, Ballyard, Co Kerry, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 66 7126700

7.Fenit

Fenit is a small island in Tralee Bay connected to the mainland through a small sandbar. Located 10 km from the centre of the town, the Fenit harbour is an important seaport for fishing, freight import, and export.

This charming fishing village is home to just over 500 people. The activities in the island consist of walking along the beach, fishing and appreciating the beautiful mountains nearby.

8.Ratass Church

Ratass Church is a medieval church and a national monument in Tralee. It is known for its ogham stone, or a medieval alphabet used to write the early Irish language.

The church is located in a graveyard in Quill.

9.Ballyseedy Wood Walk

Ballyseedy Wood Walk is a wooded walking trail in Tralee. It was first mapped during the 16th century for  Sir Edward Denny. It is now a sustainable woodland recreational amenity for visitors and one can enjoy a tranquil walk here. Visitors can also check out the castle in the area, Blennerhassett estate and plantation, the view of Slieve Mish Mountain and the rolling hills.

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10.Tralee Aqua Dome

Want to try some water activities? Tralee Aqua Dome is a popular recreational activity centre in town. It features waves, rapids, lazy rivers and the famous Flume slide for children. There’s also a spa and sauna for adults. And if you are a fan of golf, there’s an 18-hole miniature golf course in Aqua Dome.  It is one of the most popular activities in Tralee with kids.

Opening Hours

September – End June: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 22:00, Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 – 19:00

July 1st – Mid August: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 22:00, Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 – 21:00

Admission Fee

Adult € 16.00

Junior under 18 yrs / OAP / Student € 13.00

Under 2 FREE

For the complete list of prices, click here.

Contact Information

Location: THE AQUA DOME Dan Spring Road

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: +353 (0)66 7128899

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