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Places Of Interest Near To Us

Ballyseede Castle is on the gateway to the South-West ideal for sight-seeing, golf, fishing, horse riding and much more.
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A 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 and by the intriguing Celtic resonance’s that are so much part of Irish heritage and traditions. Bookings can be made directly with the hotel.

Skelligs a World Heritage Site & Star Wars

Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 714ft. (218 metres) above sea level. On the summit of this awe- -inspiring rock you will find a remarkably well preserved sixth century monastic settlement. Of course it was recently the host to the fime set of the new 'Star Wars'

On the spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannet nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world.

A visit to this major tourist attraction may well be the highlight of your holiday.

Departing From:
Valentia: 10:00 am
Renard: 10:05 am
Portmagee: 10:30 am

Advanced booking is advisable.

Sailing subject to weather conditions.

Touring

We are ideally located for touring both the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, which are two of the most scenic areas in Ireland. Enjoy the breath taking ever-changing scenery around the Lakes of Killarney, the Macgillycuddy Reeks and the Atlantic Shore line.

Golf

We are spoilt for choice in Kerry with some of the best championship golf courses in Europe in our doorstep, including Bally bunion 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 9 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

Horse Riding

Ideal for the beginner or experience rider. Avail of a thirty minute lesson or spend an afternoon trecking 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 Centres. 

  • Tralee Equestrian Centre  Tel: +353 66 7117800 / +353 87 262929

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, provides racing twice weekly (every Tuesday and Friday, and also on Saturday during the summer).

The first race is at 8p.m. Stadium facilities include the buzzing concourse are with a fast-food counter, bar and tote facilities; the Grandstand Restaurant and Lounge and Private Hospitality Suites, which are specifically designed to cater for groups.
A great night of fun and entertainment for all the family.

Fishing

Try your hand at fishing.

Whether you prefer deep-sea fishing or just a gentle half days pleasure by any of our numerous lakes we can organise this for through the hotel or contact our Anglers directly:

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

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, and 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: 066 7128889
24 hour info line: 066 7129150

Town Park

Tralee’s Town Park covering some 80 acres and located in the heart of the town provides a quiet haven, which allows resident and visitor alike to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Its Rose Garden with its many unique varieties receives widespread acclaim. The Park also contains a modern children’s playground and pets corner.

Walking

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 9.9 kms walk known as Slí na Sláinte has recently been developed around the Town.

Boating and Angling

A new 100-berth marina facility has been developed at Fenit, just 8 miles from Tralee which is proving very popular as an overnight stop 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 about the town. Fenit, Banna and Ballyheigue Blue Flag beaches are all within easy reach of Tralee also.

Ballyseese Castle Hotel Ireland - A unique base from which to explore Tralee and Kerry region!
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