Tralee Activities and Attractions
The Aqua Dome
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.
Sat & Sun 11am - 9pm
Mon to Fri 10am - 10pm
Sat & Sun 11am - 8pm
Mon to Fri 10am - 10pm
Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre
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.
Ash Memorial Hall
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.