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About Tralee

Tralee is the capital town and administrative centre of County Kerry, a region of spectacular beauty and Ireland’s premier visitor destination. The town is almost 800 years old, and was founded in the early 13th century by the Anglo Normans, taking its name from the River Lee, which flows into Tralee Bay.

Tralee currently has a population of approximately 24,000. It has

  • a leading Institute of Technology with state of the art facilities
  • its own radio station
  • the Aquadome leisure pool and crazy golf
  • the County Museum,
  • Siamsa Tire the National Folk Theatre of Ireland
  • Blennerville working windmill
  • a bustling shopping streetscape
  • world renowned golf courses
  • Kingdom greyhound stadium
  • a beautiful town park and commemorative Rose Garden
  • a most scenic hinterland

It was recently voted Ireland's most enterprising town, Ireland's Best Large Tourism Town, and Ireland's Tidiest Large Town. To find out more about Tralee and activities in Co. Kerry, visit our local Tralee Chamber Alliance website: