Activities

Splash Sports

For those who want the true Wild Atlantic Way experience, Splash Sports offers you every opportunity to enjoy yourself in the ocean. Splash Sports have activities to cater for people of all ages and abilities, such as water trampolines and slides, canoeing, paddle boats, banana boat rides, sea safaris, stand up paddleboard hire and surfing. 

They are the only level 2 surf school in Kerry and their instructors have over 60 years of surfing experience between them. They even guarantee you’ll be surfing by the end of the lesson!

For more information, call (086) 277 8236 or visit 
www.splashsports.ie

Golf

We are spoilt for choice in Kerry with some of the best championship golf courses in Europe on our doorstep, including Ballybunion and Killarney, home of the Irish Open 2010 & 2011. 

Tralee Golf Club, the first course in Europe designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, has developed a superb 18-hole ‘links’ course at Barrow, some nine miles from Tralee. 

Contact numbers for the major courses are listed below:
Ballybunion      +353 68 27146
Tralee              +353 66 7136379
Killarney          +353 64 6631034
Dooks              +353 66 9768205

Boating & Angling

A new 100-berth marina facility has been developed at Fenit, just eight miles from Tralee, which is proving very popular as an overnight stop when sailing the west coast of Ireland.

Fenit is also the home of Tralee Sailing Club and Tralee & Fenit Sea Angling Club; both of whom have developed extensive clubhouse facilities. The recently rehabilitated Tralee & Fenit ship canal further enhances opportunities for water-based leisure activities in and around the town.

Fenit, Banna and Ballyheigue Blue Flag beaches are also within easy reach of Tralee.

Or, try your hand at fishing. Whether you prefer deep-sea fishing, or just a gentle half day’s pleasure by any of our numerous lakes, we can organise this for you through the hotel - or contact the anglers directly:

Lake and river fishing :    +353 64 6631242
Deep sea fishing:            +353 66 7136049

Folk Theatre Experience

Tralee is the headquarters of Siamsa Tire (Ireland’s National Folk Theatre). Founded in 1974, the Siamsa Tíre mission is to reflect Ireland’s great wealth of music, dance and folklore on stage, through vibrant, colourful theatrical entertainment and to continue creating new folk theatre presentations, drawing on our traditions and a rich cultural reservoir.

Presented through the medium of theatre, using traditional song, dance and mime/movement, these Siamsa Tíre performances continue to receive standing ovations both from home and worldwide audiences, captivated perhaps by the appeal of a way of life from times past. Bookings can be made directly with the hotel.

Horse Riding

Ideal for the beginner or experience rider - avail of a 30-minute lesson, spend an afternoon trekking through the rugged mountains overlooking Tralee, or gallop on the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. This may be booked through the hotel on arrival, or directly with the equestrian centre:  Tralee Equestrian Centre:  +353 89 258 4650 or visit www.traleeequestraincentre.com.

Walking Routes

Both the Dingle Way and the North Kerry Way commence in Tralee. These two routes open up the beauty and tranquillity of rural Kerry to the casual and serious walker. There are many local walks in the town, including the canal bank walk and the walk to Ballyseedy Wood. A new 9.9km walk, known as Slí na Sláinte, has recently been developed around the town.

Tralee Aqua Dome

Tralee Aqua Dome is one of Ireland’s largest and most modern indoor water leisure facilities; incorporating a free form leisure pool, waves, rapids, water slide and sauna suite.
An outdoor adventure play area with crazy golf and model boats has recently been added.
Opening times: Mon to Sun 10am–10pm. (June, July, August)
Winter times operate Sept–May, please phone for details.
Tel: Reception         +353 66 7128889
24-hour info line      +353 66 7129150

A Night at the Dogs

Experience a night out with a difference at The Kingdom Greyhound stadium, which has been developed to the highest standard and provides racing twice weekly (every Tuesday and Friday, and also on Saturday during the summer).  The first race starts at 8pm.
Stadium facilities include the buzzing concourse area with a fast-food counter, bar and tote facilities, the Grandstand Restaurant and Lounge - as well as private hospitality suites, which are specifically designed to cater for groups.
A great night of fun and entertainment for all the family. For more information, call (1890) 269 969.