Museum in Listowel

Lartigue Monorailway

Designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue, this unique survivor of Victorian railway engineering once ran between Listowel and Ballybunion on the coast. The renovated section of line is short (less than a kilometre) bu…
Castle in Listowel

Listowel Castle

Standing between the town square and the river, this 12th-century castle was once the stronghold of the Fitzmaurices, the Anglo-Norman lords of Kerry. It was the last castle in Ireland to succumb to the Elizabethan …
Museum 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 re-creates life (smells and all) in Trale…
Cathedral in Around 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 to b…
Museum in Tarbert

Tarbert Bridewell Jail & Courthouse

You should visit the renovated Tarbert Bridewell Jail & Courthouse, which has exhibits (including stoic mannequins) on the rough social and political conditions of the 19th century.
Historic Building in Tralee

Blennerville Windmill & Visitor Centre

Blennerville, just over 1km southwest of central Tralee on the N86 to Dingle, used to be the city's chief port, though the harbour has long since silted in. A 19th-century flour windmill here has been restored and i…
Cave in Around 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 guided …
Cultural Centre in Listowel

Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre

The audiovisual Writers' Exhibition in this Georgian building gives due prominence to Listowel's heritage of literary observers of Irish life. Rooms are devoted to local greats such as John B Keane and Bryan MacMaho…
Nature Reserve in Tralee

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 the …