Located in the heart of Tralee town centre this 35 acre urban park, complete with a playground and sensory garden is the perfect picnic spot, the ideal haven to step away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and take time out. It plays host each year to the Tralee Garden Festival, a free midsummer festival that offers a fun filled weekend comprising gardening demonstrations, flower arranging, garden tours, musical and choral events among other activities.
The park is famous for its Rose Garden, which contains 35 varieties of roses over a 3 acre site and has been a feature of the park since 1987. Here you will also find The Rose Wall, which contains the names of every Rose who has contested the Rose of Tralee Festival since 1959 and a statue commemorating the original Rose of Tralee Mary O’Connor who was immortalised in the famous ballad by William Pembroke Mulchinock. This statue was unveiled in August 2009.
The Garden of the Senses (sensory garden) was designed to appeal to the five senses and to be inviting to all members of society. The garden places strong emphasis on ancient Hanley history of Ireland.
Open Year Round
Located in the heart of Tralee off Denny Street and adjacent to the Kerry County Museum
Tralee Tourist Office, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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