Top 5 Things To See and Do in Tralee, Ireland

You might have visited Cork, Killarney and possibly Limerick and Galway but have you heard of Tralee? Well, to be honest, I hadn’t. I’m always looking for something a little bit different, something unknown or what many say a “hidden gem”.  I was excited to discover what Tralee had a lot to offer. Here are the top 5 tourist destinations in Tralee Ireland that you don’t want miss.

Tourist Destinations in Tralee Ireland. Rose of Tralee
Rose of Tralee ©MDHarding

Top 5 Tourist Destinations in Tralee Ireland


The town of Tralee is in the South West of Ireland, in County Kerry and on the Dingle peninsula. Only a 30-minute drive from Killarney with a drive past beautiful lakes. It has an array of hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden is part of Tralee Town Park with a sense walk, commemorative and memorial monuments. There are also sculptures bringing historic and folk tales of Ireland to life, including Horns of Clogherolemin and Cauldron of the Dagda.  The rainbow of sweet smelling roses are in abundance. It’s a delicious place for the senses and delightful place to visit.

To A Rose. Tourist Destinations in Tralee Ireland
To A Rose ©MDHarding

Kerry County Museum

The Kerry County Museum is a must visit for families, couples and individuals. Its a wealth of information and history including descriptive and well-constructed exhibitions, bringing history to life right down to the aromas.  There are interactive exhibits for children with dress up areas and archaeological discoveries to be made.

Tourist Destinations in Tralee Ireland. Kerry County Museum
Kerry County Museum ©MDHarding

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Explore and discover Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre with a boat trip through the wetlands, the grand 360-degree views from the top of the tower or from the comfort of inside the centre with interactive exhibits. For the more adventurous, there are water activities including zorbing. Don’t forget your camera/binoculars to spot the wildlife.

Wetland Centre. Tourist Destinations in Tralee Ireland
Wetland Centre ©MDHarding

Kirbys Brogue Inn

There is nothing like a warm welcome and hearty Irish pub lunch. After all the exploring, recoup and enjoy some of the delicious Irish favourites with the “Brogue Specials” and more at Kirbys Brogue Inn.

Tourist Destinations in Tralee Ireland. Kirby Brogue Inn
Kirby Brogue Inn ©MDHarding

Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

Siamsa Tire, the home to the national folk theatre with origins dating back to 1968 brings Irish folklore to life through music, song and dance. Enjoy one of the many events throughout the year including music, comedy and drama or look out for international touring dates.

Sculpture at the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre Gallery.
Sculpture at the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre Gallery ©MDHarding

I hope you enjoyed reading about tourist destinations in Tralee Ireland and are inspired to visit Tralee. As always, I would love to hear from you. Please leave any comments/questions below. Happy Travels:) x

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 Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via:

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