Top 15 Things To Do In Tralee, Ireland

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What comes to your mind when we say Ireland? We know for sure you are thinking about Dublin. Well, that makes sense because Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and everyone is supposed to visit the capital city of their destination country. While you can spend a few days in Dublin, we recommend you to stop and see Tralee, a small town nestled in the southwestern part of Ireland. What can you do there and why should you spare your precious time in Tralee? Keep reading the article below to know about the attractions and best things to do in Tralee, Ireland.

1. Learn about the area's history at Kerry County Museum

Let the museum take you into the world of the people of Kerry as soon as you step foot inside the museum. Go from one object to another and you will understand how the people of Kerry lived their lives. From the archaeological objects and life-size dioramas to crafted models and wall displays, the museum is surely a must-visit for anyone coming to Tralee. What is more, you may be interested in trying to solve a 500-year-old murder mystery. The victim was stabbed by a sword and the case went cold. Try solving the murder by grabbing a towel and excavating a skeleton.

Kerry County Museum

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

Website: Kerry County Museum

Opening hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm (daily)

Price: 10 EUR (11 USD)

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2. Admire the architecture of St John’s Church

What an astonishing church whose beauty can be enjoyed even from afar. Situated in the heart of the city just off Ashe Street, St. John’s Church is known for its stained glass windows that are even more beautiful when the sun shines right through them. The church is open during masses and you are welcome to join the mass if you are interested in seeing the inside of the church. But, admiring the church from the outside should be enough. Other than the stained glass windows, you may also enjoy the spire and the high facade.

St John’s Church

Address: Lower Castle St, Cloonalour, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Website: St John’s Church

Price: Free

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3. Visit the historic Blennerville Windmill

Blennerville Windmill, Co. Kerry Nov 1991
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Blennerville Windmill is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city of Tralee. Why? Because Blennerville Windmill boasts the biggest working windmill not just in the city but in the entire country. Comprising a total of five floors, Blennerville Windmill is also known for being the home of Kerry’s model railway. Head to the visitor center to admire the windmill from a close range. You can also enjoy an audio-visual presentation to know more about the windmill. There is a gallery where you can enjoy the exhibits about the windmill.

Blennerville Windmill

Address: Windmill Ln, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Website: Blennerville Windmill

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 7 EUR (8 USD)

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4. Take a stroll in Tralee Town Park

Tralee Town Park
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Do you want to know what heaven on Earth looks and tastes like? You should find your way to Tralee Town Park, one of the largest green parks in the city. There are plenty of things to enjoy as you are strolling around the park. But the best feature about Tralee Town Park is the Rose Garden that boasts a collection of 35 varieties of roses. Spend hours inside the garden without feeling even a single drop of boredom. Then, explore the other areas of the park to marvel at seasonal flowers. If you are bringing your kids, take them to the playground and let them have fun with the other children.

Tralee Town Park

Address: Cloon Beg, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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5. Have fun in the water at Aqua Dome

There is something about the water that never fails to make us have the happiest time of our lives. To have the most fun in the water, you need to visit Aqua Dome. Whether you want to speed down the flume or float along the lazy river, you can do both in this place. Other attractions featured at Aqua Dome include river rapids, outdoor falling rapids and aqua golf where you can enjoy playing golf with water features all around you, such as fountains, ponds and a cave.

Aqua Dome

Address: Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Website: Aqua Dome

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 7pm

Price: 16 EUR (18 USD)

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6. Enjoy surfing at Banna Strand

Another water-related attraction that is amazingly beautiful is Banna Strand, one of the Atlantic Ocean beaches. You can surf or swim here or simply get tanned on the sands. But make sure to turn your head to every direction possible because the views are just incredible.

Banna Strand

Address: Banna, Tralee V92 E395, Ireland

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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7. Go jogging on the trails in Ballyseedy Woods

If you are looking to burn some calories by jogging, there is no place better than Ballyseedy Woods. In addition to jogging trails, Ballyseedy Woods features at least 22 varieties of native trees with their names in the woods. Make stops at your favorite trees to take a closer look. The most popular trees include the majestic ash, beech and, of course, oak trees. If you prefer to walk and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, it is a nice thing to do as well.

Ballyseedy Woods

Address: Tralee, Ireland

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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8. Admire the city from the observation tower at Tralee Bay Wetlands

things to do in tralee ireland | admire the city from the observation tower at tralee bay wetlands
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By now, you already know that Tralee’s beauty of nature is truly remarkable. But you are going to miss out big if you do not make a stop at Tralee Bay Wetlands which features an observation tower from where you get to marvel at the city view from 20 meters (65 feet) high. The mountains, the water, the lush greenery and the clear blue skies seem so much more breathtaking from the observation tower.

Tralee Bay Wetlands

Address: Ballyard Rd, Ballyard, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 HH57, Ireland

Website: Tralee Bay Wetlands

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 5 EUR (6 USD)

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9. Catch a performance at Siamsa Tíre

Do you enjoy live performances? Do you want to enjoy a spectacular performance while you are on a vacation in Tralee? You need to book your favorite performance early, at Siamsa Tire, because tickets are sold quickly. Learn about what is on by checking out the theater’s website. But we suggest you book your seat with National Folk Theater that hosts Irish music, songs and traditional dance. Watch a premium performance by local artists you will never forget.

Siamsa Tíre

Address: Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 XW44, Ireland

Website: Siamsa Tíre

Opening hours: varies depending on show

Price: varies depending on show

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10. Learn more about Scotia's Grave

Situated next to Finglas rivulet, Scotia’s Grave promises serenity and tranquility. As you are walking along the trails, you will be captivated by the beauty of the surrounding lush landscape. The walk is nice, easy and short. Something that is more interesting than the views and the tranquility is probably its history. Just like the name says, the place is reputed to be the grave site of Queen Scotia. The folklore says that there was a battle of Sliabh Mish that took place here. Queen Scotia tried to escape by jumping from the bank but unfortunately, she did not make it and died.

Scotia's Grave

Address: Bóthair Laharn,, Clahane, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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11. Take your kids to The Playdium

One of the best attractions for kids in Tralee is The Playdium. So, if you want your kids to have fun, let them enjoy the whole day at this play center, which is the largest in Kerry. Facilities your little ones can enjoy include Climbing Frames, Plastic Ball Pools and Large Kids’ Soft Play Center. It is also a superb idea to celebrate your kid’s birthday here, if they happen to have a birthday in the course of the vacation. Celebrate at The Playdium and your kid will have something fun to remember.

The Playdium

Address: Units 5 & 6, Mile Height Retail Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 HPA8, Ireland

Website: The Playdium

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 9 EUR (10 USD)

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12. Burn some calories at Tralee Sports Complex

To some people, it is important to always stay in shape regardless of the situation. Even when you are enjoying your holiday in Tralee, you can spare some time to burn some calories at Tralee Sports Complex. Whether you want to have a few laps of a swim in the swimming pool, make use of the gym or play basketball in the sports hall, you can enjoy your favorite sports here.

Tralee Sports Complex

Address: Liosdara, Oakpark, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 HX5T, Ireland

Website: Tralee Sports Complex

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 5:45pm

Price: 50 EUR (56 USD)

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13. Try Irish cuisines at Cassidy's Restaurant

Do you have any idea how delectable and addictive Irish cuisine is? It is absolutely a must to try some Irish cuisine by making a stop at one of the best restaurants in town, Cassidy’s Restaurant. Spend a lovely evening indulging in a superb dining experience by ordering highly popular dishes such as seafood chowder and sea bass. The local people are also fond of the cheesecake. So you may want to order it before leaving the restaurant, just to crave for more.

Cassidy's Restaurant

Address: 16 Abbey St, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Website: Cassidy’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm

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14. Enjoy a few drinks at Paddy Mac's Pub

Tucked away in the heart of Tralee, Paddy Mac’s Pub is an old-style traditional Irish club that provides a laid-back atmosphere where each guest can enjoy their favorite beer and indulge in authentic Irish food. To spend the night at this pub may be a great idea as a few good drinks, like Guinness, will help you feel relaxed so you can go to sleep easily later on. If you come between June and September, you can enjoy live music every single night.

Paddy Mac's Pub

Address: 18 The Mall, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 DD5X, Ireland

Website: Paddy Mac’s Pub

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:30am - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 12:30am; Sun: 12:30pm - 11:30pm

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15. Shop till you drop at Manor West Shopping Center

Visiting a shopping center is a must because where else are you going to buy the things you like and treat your soul to the happiness it deserves? One of the best malls where you can shop till drop is Manor West Shopping Centre. Featuring a myriad of stores, restaurants and coffee shops, the shopping center also offers baby feeding facilities and over 1,000 free parking spaces. Stores or restaurants you will find here include Adams Jewellers, The Style Restaurant and Eden.

Manor West Shopping Centre

Address: Manor West Retail Park, Ratass, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Website: Manor West Shopping Centre

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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Escape to Tralee for a memorable vacation

If you are looking for a town in which you can make beautiful memories and enjoy a memorable vacation, you need to make the right decision, which is escaping to Tralee for a couple of days. As soon as you set foot in the pretty town, you will know immediately that your decision is the right one. Enjoy Tralee, do not skip even a single activity mentioned above.

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