Tralee is located on the northern neck of the Dingle Peninsula, the largest town in County Kerry, Ireland. It has received its name from 'Tráigh Lí', meaning 'strand of the Lee (river)'. Like Ireland itself, your hotel in Kerry - Tralee is more culturally significant than the town's size may initially lead you to believe. Many of its features are unique in Ireland and internationally celebrated.
What is there to discover here?
Tralee is on the map for the Rose of Tralee International Festival, which has been held here every August since 1959. Celebrated by Irish communities worldwide, the festival is based on a 19th century ballad written by Charles William Glover, and is broadcast on Irish television. The town has a long and winding heritage, is surrounded by important nature reserves, and its golf club is consistently voted one of the best in the world.
What will my business experience be like?
The Institute of Technology in Tralee has a flourishing Business School, which enjoys strong industry connections. The Tom Crean Business Incubation Centre has been operational for over a decade and has fostered numerous successful ventures during that time. Kerry Technology Park often collaborates with the Institute to engender a rich curriculum and dynamic business environment in the area. Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre is a joint venture with nearby Limerick Institute of Technology. The centre provides scientific research to industry in the area of materials management.
What else can I enjoy near my Kerry - Tralee hotel?
From your Kerry - Tralee hotel you can explore the Tralee Ship Canal, which dates back to 1829 in its current incarnation. Samse Tire is the National Folk Centre of Ireland, and is just down the road from Kerry County Museum, which has its own theme park, and Ireland's largest functioning windmill, Blennerville. If you are in need of some natural respite, Ballyseedy Wood is just two kilometres outside of Tralee, and Tralee Bay Wetlands and Nature Reserve is internationally important, stretching for 2,500 hectares. Tralee is also located on an ancient road running over the Sileve Mish Mountains. See if you can locate 'Scotia's Grave', where, according to legend, an Egyptian Pharaoh's daughter is reputedly buried. Tralee Aquadrome is one of Ireland's biggest, and on a rainy day, its 'Aqua Golf' course and steam railway are the ideal diversion.