Welcome to Tralee


Founded by the Normans in 1216, Tralee has a long history of rebellion. In the 16th century the last ruling earl of the Desmonds was captured and executed here. His head was sent to Elizabeth I, who spiked it on London Bridge. The Desmond castle once stood at the junction of Denny St and the Mall, but any trace of medieval Tralee that survived the Desmond Wars was razed during the Cromwellian period.

Elegant Denny St and Day Pl are the oldest parts of town, with 18th-century Georgian buildings, while the Square, just south of the Mall, is a contemporary open space.


Top experiences in Tralee

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $32.49

Image for

Tralee activities

$276.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Tour of Southern Ireland from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin to Killarney- Tour starts 8.30am. Leave the city and head south west into the lush green Irish countryside. Pass the River Liffey on the way to the imposing Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the Kings of Munster. Through the Golden Vale to Blarney Castle in the rebel county of Cork. Now’s your chance to give the stone a big juicy smacker to get the legendary ‘gift of the gab’. You will now realize your guide has kissed the stone many, many times. Tonight is in the party town of Killarney.Day 2: Killarney to Ennis- Today it’s all about breathtaking scenery and adventure. Spend the day exploring the dramatic Dingle Peninsula and you will be taken to the edge of the ancient world. Stop at the stunning Coumeennole Beach then on through Tralee into County Clare. Spend the night in Ennis where the pubs are filled with locals playing traditional Irish music. (B)Day 3: Ennis to Dublin- Today brave the heights and soak up the dramatic views at the Cliffs of Moher that tower high above the wild Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards, explore the weird and magical world of the Burren, Ireland’s lunar landscape and home to fairies and leprechauns! Visit Galway, Ireland’s cultural capital and festival city before returning to Dublin at approximately 5.30pm. (B)

$403.84 Private & Custom Tours

Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Tralee

Start your tour visiting the famous Inch beach, which is famous for movie scenes and it's long stretch strand and visit the Minard Castle.Continue on through Ireland's greatest coastal drive, the curvy Slea Head peninsula. Witness some panoramic views of the Blasket Islands and the scattered rocks.Explore the Blasket centre in the heart of Dunquin learning about the life and times of these trully magnificent islanders. OR continue with a magnificent half hour walk called Siuloid na Cille along the Wild Atlantic Way. Continue your tour with a visit to one of the most iconic monastic sites located in the Dingle Peninsula, the Gallarus Oratory. When you arrive in Dingle town you can choose between taking a harbour cruise along the mouth of Dingle Bay to see Ireland most famous mammal, Fungi the Dolphin, or just sit back , relax and enjoy the fresh seafood dishes and local craft beers served by many of the local cosy pubs.Conclude your tour back in Killarney.On your tour:Create your own individual tourTravel off the beaten trackGo at your own paceStop off when you wantLearn about the local historyVisit local bars & restaurantsEnjoy a quality serviceChoose many outdoor adventures

$69.23 Day Trips & Excursions

Dingle Peninsula Walk - Hike Tour From Tralee

(This walk is optional - there is plenty to see and do if you do not wish to take part in the walk - just notify your driver guide prior to departure)Tour Highlights: Stroll along Inch Strand – one of Irelands most beautiful beachesSlea Head driving route – wonderful scenery and fascinating historySuiloid na Cille – The peninsulas most scenic walking routeGaze out upon spectacular landscapesExperience the wild nature of IrelandDingle Town – vibrant & colourful streets and relaxing harbourConnor Pass* – Irelands highest mountain road* Travelling the Connor Pass road will only depend on vehicle size used & weather conditions

$49.64 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dingle Slea Head Day Tour from Tralee

Start your guided tour with a stroll along the Inch Strand and visit some of Ireland's most beautiful beaches. Receive insights from your guide about Irish culture, local myths and legends. Witness the wonderful scenery and fascinating history of the Slea Head driving route before visiting the Ionaid Na Blascoid, Ireland's most historic island. Learn about the fascinating life and times of this old Gaelic community people who lived on the edge of Europe , and isolated from the rest of the world. Enjoy a panoramic view from Conor Pass*, Ireland's highest mountain road and arrive in Dingle Town, with it's vibrant and colourful streets and relaxing harbor. *The Connor Pass drive will depend on the vehicle size used that day.

$1834.60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explorer Series 8-Day Guided Kerry & Dingle Walk

Day 1: You arrive to Killarney for your first 2 overnights.  Your Guide will meet you at 17.00 hours.Day 2: Ross Castle and Muckross House - Walk Details – Distance: Up to 16kms. Highest point: 300mts. Forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, stepping stones, board walks & boggy underfoot conditions. Paved footpaths towards Muckross House.Day 3: Derrynane & Abbey Island - Walk Details – Distance: Up to 20kms. Highest point: 550mts. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. Some paved roads.Day 4: Skellig Michael - Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Highest point: 690mts. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. Some paved roads. Day 5: Dingle Peninsula - Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Highest point: 590mts. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. Some steep climbs up & down.Day 6: Slea Head - Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Highest point: 520mts. Rocky trails, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. Some steep climbs up & down.Day 7: The Brandon Range - Walk Details – Distance: Up to 10kms. Highest point: 960mts. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which can be wet underfoot. Narrow rocky trails & sections with no trails. Some steep climbs up & down.Day 8: Departure - After your final Irish Breakfast, you will be taken by minivan to reach the bus & train station in Tralee.  For those that need earlier transfers – a public bus service is also available back to Tralee.  From here, you can then avail of the excellent bus/train service to all major airports, cities & ferry ports in Ireland.  Your estimated arrival time to Tralee is approx. 10am.

$575.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Dingle Peninsula Hike - 5 Day Self-Guided Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Dingle - Arrive in the lovely fishing village of Dingle on the western tip of the Dingle peninsula for the first night. This is a “lively” village, with plenty of excellent restaurants and good pubs. Irish music sessions are available most nights of the week throughout the year. Access to Dingle is via a bus service from either Tralee or Killarney, with all details available on www.buseireann.ie Overnight in Dingle.Day 2: Dingle to Dunquin - This morning you will be taken by local taxi, we arrange, just outside Dingle for the start of the walk. Following past the historical Kilcolman, continues on to the glorious Ventry beach and from here takes you on a beautiful and very historic walk around Slea Head to finish at Dunquin. This walk offers an opportunity to see “beehive” huts very clearly, and also to get a full view of the Blasket Islands. Return by taxi, we arrange, to overnight in Dingle. Walk Details: Distance: 19kms. Duration: 5.5 hours. Max. Ascent: 350m. Rocky and grass tracks, beach walking and some road walking. Boots essential.Day 3: Tiduff to Cloghane - Again we have a local taxi transfer from Dingle, we arrange, to the tiny village of Tiduff, and walk from there across an old military road to the northern side of the peninsula – finishing in the village of Cloghane. This is a remote but spectacular walk – full of history and inaccessible except by foot. Overnight in Cloghane. Walk Details: Distance: 22kms. Duration: 6.5 hours. Max. Ascent: 450m. Grass mountain tracks with some rocky sections. Gravel tracks and some road walking. Boots essential.Day 4: Cloghane to Annascaul - A wonderful walk along the Dingle Peninsula from North to South, following a spectacular old farmer’s track. You walk over the plateau, passing a deserted famine village and Annascaul Lake on the way. You descend into the village of Annascaul. Overnight in Annascaul. Walk Details: Distance: 14kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 375m. Grass mountain tracks with some rocky sections; can be damp. Boots recommended.Day 5: Departure - Departure from Annascaul to Tralee town by public or private transport. From Tralee, connections by bus and train are frequent to Cork, Limerick, Shannon or Dublin.