TraleeIrish: Trá Lí) is a beautiful town in County Kerry with one of the best climates in Ireland. The witty and honest population is about 25,000
By carFrom Dublin - 3.5 hours
From Cork City - 1 hour 45 minutes
From Limerick City - 1 hour 30 minutes
From Galway City - 2 hours 15 minutes
From Killarney - 30 minutes
By trainIarnrod Eireann trains run to Tralee every couple of hours from Mallow, taking 90 mins via Killarney; a few start from Cork. There's one direct train daily between Dublin Heuston and Tralee, but usually you have to change at Mallow, with journey time 4 hours. Change also at Mallow for Limerick, Galway and Cobh. Returning to central Dublin, get a ticket for city centre not Heuston, as this will include the onward tram fare and save a couple of euros over separate tickets.
Tralee's is 750 m northeast of town centre.
By busBus Eireann, Ireland's national bus operator, services Tralee for most locations. Direct services to Killarney, Dingle, Cork, Limerick and Dublin as well as most major towns in the county are available.
Additional services are available to/from Dublin from private operator Dublin Coach on their M7 Express service.
The train/bus station is located 750 meters from the town centre.
The M7 Express bus stop is located outside the Kerry Group Headquarters near the Aqua Dome on the southside of the town.
By planeKerry International Airport is located 15 minutes drive from Tralee. The airport can also be reached by train or bus which both stop in Farranfore village and then a 15 to 20 minute walk.
Flights are available from Aer Lingus and Ryanair. Daily service is available to/from Dublin and London. Additional regular services are available to Hahn Airport near Frankfurt, Germany.
During summertime services are also available to/from Spain and Portugal.
By footTralee is very accessible by foot as the town centre is small.
By carIf you plan on using Tralee as a base to see the county and surrounding towns and villages a car is the best option.
By taxiTralee is well serviced by local taxi companies. There is a taxi rank in the town centre on The Mall.
phone: +353 66 712-7777address: Ashe Memorial ParkEngaging "Medieval Experience" winds through a reconstruction of a 15th C town. Also has an exhibit (closed until autumn 2019) on Antarctic explorer Tom Crean (1877-1938), a survivor of Scott's 1911-13 expedition, and one of the six who sailed a small boat to South Georgia to bring help to Shackleton's marooned expedition.
The Town ParkEspecially when the roses are in bloom. Interesting and labelled trees and a clean play area for small children. Closed at night - at irregular hours.
St. John's Church of Irelandaddress: Ashe St
Dominican Churchaddress: Princes' St
Court Houseaddress: Ashe StWith two cannons from The Crimean War visible outside.
- Ardfert is a village 8 km north of Tralee with a cathedral dating to 12th C, open April-Sept daily.
address: Ballyard Rd
- Tralee Bay Wetlands eco-tourism (located near to the Aqua Dome on the Ballyard road), 066 7126700. A nice place to walk and has a playground for children (free). The Wetlands Centre has a cafe and offers a wetland tour by solar powered river boat. Also has a viewing tower, paddle and row boat hire. €6 adult / €4 child / senior citizen €5 / student €5 / family ticket €20
- Town Centre has plenty shops
Manor Shopping Centreaddress: Killarney Rd
phone: +353 66 711-7539address: 8 Ashe StBreakfast, lunch, dinner and cakes. Small terrace.
phone: +353 66 719 4319address: 11 Denny StSmall place serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks and sandwiches, plus raciones & main meals Th-Sat.
phone: +353 66 7181011address: 3 Denny StPossibly the best coffee in town, the owner roasts his own coffee beans in-house. Good food selection, including the pulled pork sandwich.
phone: +353 66 7119019address: Dominic StNice cafe for breakfast & lunch with free play area for kids. Popular with families.
Roundy's Baraddress: 5 Broguemaker's LaneA delightful, cosy little pub with music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
phone: +353 66 712 1908address: 7 Dominick StSmall cosy pub with excellent bar staff. Serves free snacks on Fridays at 18:00, but no bar food. Music most weekends and some weeknights.
phone: +353 66 712 1235address: Dan Spring RoadOpen March-Oct, a long-established friendly well-run site, a short walk to town.
- Several small B&Bs along Oakpark Rd towards Listowel.
- The Ashe Hotel on Maine St is comfy and well-run, but there's often noise from the pubs in the street.
phone: +353 66 719 4500address: Killarney Rd, R875Modern efficient hotel on retail park, with pool & gym.
phone: +353 66 718 0444address: Oakpark RdComfy modern hotel in a quiet area on road towards Listowel.
phone: +353 66 712 3333address: Princes' QuayModern hotel in town centre, good for business meetings with meeting hall, spa, pool and parking.
phone: +353 66 7121499address: Denny StCosy town centre hotel. Showing its age but gets good reviews for comfort, food and service.
phone: +353 66 719 9100address: Dan Spring Road, Cloon Beg, TraleeFriendly well-run place on south edge of town.
phone: +353 66 712 6796address: Ardfert Rd, BallyroeFriendly modern hotel with good food.
phone: +353 66 712 3322address: Killarney RdModern hotel, well furnished & comfy, with spa. Off east bypass, handy for motorists.