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Tralee Bay in the Winter Waterworld Tralee Ash Memorial Hall and Museum Blennerville Windmill Banner Beach Tralee Marina Fenit Habour and Marina

This guide is to help the visitor make the most of their stay and to find the best Tralee Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Available are town centre B&Bs in Tralee and its environs, while others are located in the near countryside.

Established in the 13th century by the Anglo Normans, Tralee town sits beside the River Lee from whence it takes its name, in Irish, Trá Lí meaning 'strand of the Lee'. It is the northern access route onto the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee can attest to some violence in the past, as when in 1580, the town was burnt for its involvement in the Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth 1, in 1798 in the uprising against British rule, the Irish War of Independence (1919 - 1921) and the Irish Civil War(1922 - 1923). The current town dates from the 19th century and is notable for some fine Georgian architecture, particularly in Denny Street.

As a tourist town it has seen around €55 million invested in recent years, leading to new visitor attractions and the updating of others. Consider visiting; Blennerville Windmill (the largest operating windmill in Ireland) - Tralee Aquadome with its slides, rapids and wave machine - Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre and its eco-friendly visitor centre, viewing tower, activity zone and nature zone - The Ashe Memorial Hall, home of the Tourist office, Kingdom Museum and the Geraldine Experience(travel back by timecar to the middle ages).

There are some fine, clean beaches along the Kerry coastline, some within a short drive of Tralee. Recommended are Banna beach and Balyheige to the north of Tralee and on the Dingle Peninsula, The Magharee at Castlegreory and Brandon Bay Strand. Walkers will be delighted with the local walking routes which include The North Kerry Way, 48kms, finishing in Ballyheige and the Dingle Way, 179kms, a circuit of the Dingle Peninsula, both starting in Tralee.