Tralee town sits in the shelter of Tralee Bay, with a panoramic view of the sea and mountains stretching into the west. There is plenty to see and do for all the family. The town has developed a range of quality all weather visitor attractions unmatched anywhere in the country.
Tralee was founded around 1216 by John FitzThomas Fitzgerald, an Anglo Norman Knight but little remains of medieval Tralee as the town was destroyed during the Geraldine Wars that ended Anglo-Norman rule in Ireland. The Tralee we see today took its form in the 18th century when the Denny family held precedence.
There are many festivals and events in Tralee each year with the Rose of Tralee Festival being one of Ireland’s longest and largest running festivals. It takes place in August every year. The festival is based on the love song ‘The Rose of Tralee’ by William Mulchinock and a statue commemorating the original Rose of Tralee Mary O’Connor who was immortalised in the famous ballad was unveiled in August 2009. The life size bronze statue was commissioned by Tralee Town Council as part of the 50th anniversary of the Rose of Tralee Festival. It was sculpted by renowned Irish sculptor Jeanne Rynhart is located in the Town park’s famous Rose Garden.
Great range of accommodation, restaurants, cafés and shopping available
On street pay & display, various car parks
N21 from Castleisland, N22 from Killarney and N69 from Listowel
Tralee Tourist Office, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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