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Local Area Guide

Tralee is Kerry’s primary town. It has approximately 25,000 inhabitants across the town centre and suburbs, and so boasts the largest population of any of the county’s urban areas.


It’s Kerry’s main administrative hub, and a busy business, recreational, and cultural centre too.


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The town is served by buses, trains and major motorways to the rest of the county and country. The regional airport is located only 20km away at Farranfore and also connects to major airports throughout Ireland and Europe.


There are regular buses and trains from Tralee to nearby Killarney, while driving there takes less than 20 minutes.


Things to Do in Tralee


As well as being the political core and a primary business centre in Kerry, Tralee has much to offer in the way of sports and culture.


Fans of Gaelic football may already be aware that the Austin Stack Park, the county’s main Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) stadium, has its home here.  Named for the Irish revolutionary and GAA hero, the town’s hurling and Gaelic football club bears the same moniker, and is renowned throughout the country for having more All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals and GAA All-Stars than any other GAA club in Ireland.


Of course, Gaelic sports aren’t the only game in town. The Tralee Aquadome is one of Ireland’s largest indoor waterworlds, and has been both a local swimming centre and a major tourist attraction for years.


There’s also an excellent tennis club and mountaineering club proving the town has activities to suit all tastes. And if golfing is a particular fav’ pastime, the world-renowned Ballybunion Golf Club is a half-an-hour drive away and you can pick up a game here for as little as €55 off-season.


History and heritage-lovers will be equally delighted to learn that Siamsa Tire, the national folk theatre of Ireland is also based in Tralee alongside many other cultural attractions such as the Kerry County Museum and the Blennerville windmill.


The long-running Rose of Tralee Festival, a veritable Irish institution celebrating culture and heritage among Irish communities around the globe, takes place here every August and kicks the whole town into party mode in the process. 




The regional capital is a very family-friendly town and parents looking to move or relocate here can rest assured that there are several Irish, English-speaking, Catholic, and interdenominational schools in the area.


The Tralee Institute of Education is a well-respected tertiary level facility with two campuses and an excellent reputation with regards to business, technology, computing and humanities. In addition, the University of Limerick is a mere hour-an-a-half’s drive away. 


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Hospital Facilities


Other major facilities in the town include the University Hospital Kerry, which provides acute healthcare to the people of the region, and the Bon Secours private hospital, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021.



Cost of Living


Even though Tralee is the region’s main town, the cost of living is relatively cheap particularly when compared to Dublin. Restaurant prices are over 16% higher in the country’s capital than they are here in the south county town, but rest assured that doesn’t reflect on the choice or quality of eateries.


From French and Italian to Chinese and Indian, there are bistros and brasseries offering a wide range of international cuisine.


Check out our Best Local Gems below to discover the must-visit restaurants, bars and shops. 



Best Local Gems:


Tralee has many cosy cafes and family-friendly restaurants to enjoy.



The Oyster Tavern


The Oyster Tavern has been Kerry's leading seafood restaurant for over 30 years.


A family business with a great reputation for divine food, friendly service and a great pint of Guinness, the Oyster Tavern won best family run business award 2019-Connect Kerry Awards.


Nestling in Tralee Bay, it offers lots of outside seating for the fine weather.



Yummy Cafe Market


Yummy Cafe Market - Where conversation, friendly service, and wholesome food are all part of the unique atmosphere of our restaurant.


Serving comfort food, acclaimed salads and sandwiches, breakfasts, and hot meals and beverages. Awarded Best Family Restaurant in Ireland by Today FM , the restaurant, situated just off the Town Square on the gorgeous Dominic Street, offers a welcome to all locals and visitors to Tralee.


Tamarind Modern Asian Cuisine


This family run restaurant specialises in authentic Asian cuisine but with a local touch. Their signature dishes such as the Guinness and honey coated ribs and the Irish sea bass panang curry on banana leaves have picked up numerous awards, and it’s little wonder, then, that a stop off at the Tamarind is always a must on the Rose of Tralee itinerary!


Manor West Shopping Centre


The Manor West Shopping Centre has easy access from the N21 and over 1,000 free parking spaces. Located at the edge of Tralee Town Centre, this large retail park has close to 40 stores selling everything from fashion and beauty to homeware and pet accessories.


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