Top things to do in Northern Kerry

Top Choice Seafood 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. Light…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice 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 …
Top Choice Bar 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 northwest of Tralee. The fifth-generation bar serves a mouth-watering line-up of seafood, including Tralee Bay prawn cocktail and Kerr…
Museum in Listowel

Kerry Writers' Museum

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…
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 in. A 19th-century flour windmill here has been restored and is the l…
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 guided …
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 to b…
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 …