Top ChoiceBeach in Tralee

Banna Strand

A favourite weekend getaway for Tralee residents, Banna is one of the biggest and best Blue Flag beaches in Ireland, a 6km stretch of fine golden sand backed by 10m-high dunes, with fantastic views southwest to...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Tralee

Quinlan's Fish

Quinlan's is Kerry's leading chain of fish shops, with its own fleet so you know everything here is fresh. The fish and chips are great; alternatives include Dingle Bay squid and chips with sweet-chilli sauce....

Top ChoiceNature Reserve in Tralee

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

A 15-minute nature-safari boat ride is the highlight of a visit to Tralee's wetlands centre. You can also get a good overview of the reserve's 3000 hectares, encompassing saltwater and freshwater habitats, from...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Tralee

Kerry County Museum

An absolute treat, Kerry's county museum has excellent interpretive displays on Irish historical events and trends, with an emphasis on County Kerry. The Medieval Experience recreates life (smells and all) in...

Top ChoiceBar in Tralee


Ingeniously converted from a terrace house (with a tree still growing right through the courtyard-garden-turned-interior), this hip little bar has cool tunes, regular DJs spinning old school funk and live bands.

Seafood in Tralee

West End Bar & Bistro

'Fresh or nothing' is the motto of this local icon in the village of Fenit, 13km west of Tralee. The fifth-generation bar serves a mouth-watering line-up of seafood, including Tralee Bay prawn cocktail and Kerry...

Cave in Tralee

Crag Cave

This cave was discovered in 1983, when problems with water pollution led to a search for the source of the local river. In 1989, 300m of the 4km-long cave were opened to the public; admission is by 30-minute...

Windmill in Tralee

Blennerville Windmill & Visitor Centre

Blennerville, 3.4km southwest of Tralee's centre on the N86 to Dingle, used to be the city's chief port, though the harbour has long since silted up. A 19th-century grain windmill here has been restored and is...

Cathedral in Tralee

Ardfert Cathedral

The impressive remains of 13th-century Ardfert Cathedral are notable for the beautiful and delicate stone carvings on its Romanesque door and window arches. Set into one of the interior walls is an effigy, said...

French in Tralee

Chez Christophe

French native Christophe uses Kerry produce to create delicious dishes such as prawn and crab-claw cassoulet, and smoked fillet of beef with goat's-cheese mash, as well as a small choice of pizzas. The dining...

Cultural in Tralee

Rose of Tralee

The hugely popular Rose of Tralee is a beauty pageant open to Irish women (and women of Irish descent) from around the world (the eponymous 'roses'). More than just a beauty contest, it's a five-day-long festival...

Cafe in Tralee

Roast House

The name comes from its own custom-built coffee roaster, but Roast House is even better known for its food, which spans breakfasts of homemade buttermilk pancakes with bacon and maple syrup to lunch dishes like...

Seafood in Tralee

Oyster Tavern

Grilled Atlantic salmon, pan-fried Kerry Head crab claws, Dingle Bay prawn scampi and lobster in season star at this classy restaurant, but carnivores, vegetarians and kids aren't forgotten, with plenty of...

Pub in Tralee

Baily's Corner

Rugby-memorabilia–filled pub Baily's Corner has an ornate stained-glass-topped timber bar and a superb selection of whiskeys and gins. It's deservedly popular for its regular trad sessions, with local musicians...

Theatre in Tralee

Siamsa Tíre

Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, recreates dynamic aspects of Gaelic culture through song, dance, drama and mime. There are several shows a week year-round.

Cafe in Tralee

Denny Lane Bistro

Entered via a narrow lane, Denny Lane is most popular for breakfast (pancakes, full Irish fry-ups), served until 11.30am, but also does gourmet sandwiches at lunch and dishes such as baked sea trout with shrimp...

Market in Tralee

Farmers Market

Tralee's farmers market sprawls along Prince's St on Saturdays, with stalls selling local produce, seafood and crafts.