Tralee is a great shopping town with a variety of restaurants. In the 30 acre Tralee town Park, there is a spectacular Rose Garden with fantastic varieties of colourful roses, manicured lawns and sculptures. A life-size bronze sculpture by Jeanne Rynhart commemorates the original Rose of Tralee, Mary O’Connor, and her loved one, William Pembroke Mulchinock, who penned the famous ballad in her honour.
Tralee has gained international fame for its annual Rose of Tralee Festival held each August. This is the one of the largest and longest running festivals in the country. Tralee also hosts the Easter in Tralee, the Feile na mBlath – Park Family Festival and Christy Hennessy Music Festival.
Visitors can avail of the Arnold Palmer designed Tralee Golf Course, Tralee Equestrian Centre, the Kingdom Greyhound Racing Stadium, pitch and putt and many signposted walks.
The younger visitor has a broad variety of all weather attractions such as the Aqua Dome Waterworld, Playdium a children’s play area, Bowling and an 8 screen cinema.
Situated in the heart of County Kerry, Tralee is the ideal base from which to explore the sandy beaches, the coastal towns of North Kerry, Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry.