Tralee Tourism

Tralee- meaning ‘Strand of the Lee (River)’ is located to the south-west of Ireland at the base of an ancient roadway that leads south of the Slieve Mish Mountains. It is the largest town in Kerry County and is located along the confluence of small rivers which form a marshy ground at the Tralee Bay. The town offers an intimate experience that no official Tralee tourist information guide can offer.

Soaked in history, the city of Tralee has played a pivotal role in the Irish Independence war (Also referred to as the Black and Tan War) and Civil war. The Black and Tan war still holds an iconic position in Ireland’s stories of power, reign and revolution. The town was under a strong reign of the Earls of Desmond but was burned in 1580 due in retribution of the Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth I. In 1587 Tralee was granted to Edward Denny by Elizabeth I, but the Dennys occupied the Castle of the Earl of Desmond in 1627.

The present day layout of the city was carved out in the 19th century. Today, Tralee is one of Ireland’s proudest landmarks – showing a strange melange of World History, Irish-Gothic Architecture, Music and Technology all seeped in Ireland’s scenic beauty and rooted in its deep culture.

Tralee is known for its rich platter of museums, historic monuments, legendary and iconic stories, modernised restaurants, pubs, clubs and more so for its scenic beauty and proximity to the west coast of Ireland- giving tourists a wide variety of activities to choose from during their stay.  Plan your Tralee travel itinerary to accommodate all the flavours that Tralee has to offer.

Tralee tourism is known for offering some of the best highlights of Keryy County.

Essential travel information and Tralee tips for your visit

  • It is best advised to explore the town on foot to take in the small intimate spots that Tralee has to offer.
  • Do try the Wild Atlantic Way tours which are an Ireland highlight.
  • Staying at the heart of the city is recommended but rented car is preferred to explore the west coasts and outskirts.
  • Tralee receives rainfall almost throughout the year. Carry your umbrella every day.
  • While in Tralee, visit the central town square. The place is buzzing after dark and the pubs offer a perfect nightlife.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tralee

  • Know the pollution level of Tralee before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Tralee for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tralee.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.68 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.27 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.47 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 45.38 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.89 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.97 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.25 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.47 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.46 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 58.32 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.09 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.16 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tralee

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.54 USD

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