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Tralee Activities and Attractions

The Aqua Dome

Water World - Tralee

Whatever the weather The Aqua Dome provides a great day out for all the family with its many fun activities. In the pool battle with the River Rapids or float on the Lazy River, Slide down the Sky High Flume or the Outdoor Falling Rapids. Other delights include Childrens pools, Whirlpool spas, Sprays, Geysers, Gushers, Cannons, Spa pools, and Bubble seats. Outside the dome play the 18 hole Aqua Golf Course, the putting course or the remotely controlled boats and trucks.

Summer opening times:
Sat & Sun 11am - 9pm
Mon to Fri 10am - 10pm
Winter opening times:
Sat & Sun 11am - 8pm
Mon to Fri 10am - 10pm

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Tralee Bay Wetlands attraction

The centre was officially opened in May 2012 after 10 years of planning. Divided into 2 zones, activity and nature, it entertains and informs. The activity area, free to enter, boasts a sports lake, walks, cycle way and a 'Learn to Fish' lake. The activity zone borders the Tralee Bay Nature Reserve which has a 20 metre high viewing tower, safari boats trips, guided tours and interactive displays. Overlooking the lake is a visitor/orientation centre, and a full service cafe.

Open March to October. 10am - 5pm. Extended opening times during July & August

Ash Memorial Hall

Ashe Hall and Kerry County Museum

Originally the headquarters of the Kerry County Council, it is now home to the Tourist Office and the Kerry County Museum which includes the Geraldine Experience, a trip back to medieval Tralee. The trip attempts to recreate the sounds, smells and sights of a town in the year 1450. The museum also houses the Tom Crean Room and Knights Hall. Tom Crean was a member of 3 expeditions to Antarctica and was a companion of Shackleton and Captain Scott. The Knights Hall acts as a prelude to the Geraldine Experience by introducing visitors to the Fitzgeralds or Geraldines, norman families and founders of Tralee in the 13th century.

Jan - May & Oct - Dec (Tues to Sat) 9:30am to 5:00pm ~ Jun - Sept daily 9:30am to 5:30pm

Rose of Tralee

An annual international festival for over 50 years. The Rose of Tralee brings together Roses(young ladies) from all over the world with one thing in common, their Irish ancestry. The event involves the selection of a Rose, by a panel of judges, to hold the title for 1 year. The festival includes live entertainment, concerts, street stalls, a fun fair, parades, fireworks display, carnaval, circus, theatre and the Rose Parade.

This year, 2012, the festival runs from Friday 17th August to Tuesday 21 August

Blennerville Windmill

Ireland's largest working windmill built in 1800. Visitors, guided by the miller, can see how the finish product is produced. On-site there is an audio-visual presentation and craft workshops.

Open daily April - October ~ 10:00am to 6:00pm

Siamsa Tire Theatre & Arts Centre

With a program of traditional and new the Irish National Folk Theatre keeps Irish culture alive with scintillating and colourful performances. The summer season in 2012 runs until September 22nd. The company continues to tour, both in Ireland and abroad, weaving their magic into the art of other cultures. The Gallery, ajacent to the theatre, runs workshops, exhibitions and craft demonstrations.

For tickets, times and information phone +353 667 123 055

Tralee Golf Club

This golf course, by the Atlantic Ocean, is considered to be one of the finest links courses in the world. Designed by Arnold Palmer he memorable said "I may have designed the first nine, but surely God designed the back nine".

For information and tee times phone +353 667 136 379

The Kerries Golf Club

One mile west of Tralee and in the countryside, this 9 hole golf cousre has matured well and is a good challenge to most golfers.

For information and tee times phone +353 667 122 112