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Tralee Bay Wetlands Heads To Dublin And Wins Another Award

Tralee Bay Wetlands Heads To Dublin And Wins Another Award

October 20, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Wetlands Centre has won further recognition for their efforts to promote green tourism and environmental responsibility at the Green Hospitality Awards in Dublin last Thursday, collecting the 2015 award for Responsible Activity Provider. The Green Hospitality Programme recognises the efforts of hoteliers, tourism destinations and activity providers in reducing their […]

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Kerry Hotels Have A Positive Outlook For Coming Year

Kerry Hotels Have A Positive Outlook For Coming Year

October 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

HOTELS and guesthouses in Kerry have reported an upturn in business during the first nine months of 2015 according to the latest quarterly barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). With overseas visitors to Ireland up 12% year to date, local hoteliers are reporting an increase in business from key […]

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RAI Says 713 Kerry Jobs Created In Hospitality Sector Since VAT Reduction

RAI Says 713 Kerry Jobs Created In Hospitality Sector Since VAT Reduction

September 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A REPORT from the Restaurants Association of Ireland has said that 713 jobs in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors have been created in Kerry since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. The Kerry figure is part of 22,300 new jobs in total that have been created […]

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Tralee Hotels Shortlisted For Prestigious Hospitality Awards

Tralee Hotels Shortlisted For Prestigious Hospitality Awards

August 7, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee hotels are in the running for  prestigious 2015 Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal awards. Ballyseede Castle Hotel and Ballygarry House Hotel are nominated in the Ireland’s Country House and Guest House and the Ireland’s Four Star Hotel categories respectively. Running for more than two decades, the Hotel & Catering Review Gold […]

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Tralee Makes Top 15 For Best Tourism Town Awards

Tralee Makes Top 15 For Best Tourism Town Awards

July 26, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is in the mix for a prestigious national award so we have to be on our toes for the next few weeks! Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD announced today that Fáilte Ireland is publishing its shortlist of 15 towns and villages from across the country being considered for […]

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Bad Weather Means Good Business For The Aquadome

Bad Weather Means Good Business For The Aquadome

July 24, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY cloud has a silver lining and this is certainly true in the case of the Aqua Dome. The current July weather, which has been mostly cloudy, has resulted in an increase in 2,848 visitors to the Aqua Dome compared with the same time in July last year. This increase […]

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New Brochure Aims To Attract Businesses To Tralee

New Brochure Aims To Attract Businesses To Tralee

June 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Tralee Chamber Alliance has published a new brochure to showcase Kerry’s Capital Town as the perfect destination for business, retail, education and for life. The Business Destination Brochure has been designed to give a flavour of what Tralee has to offer and why the town should be considered […]

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Kerry Named Amongst The Best In Europe For Family Holidays

Kerry Named Amongst The Best In Europe For Family Holidays

June 17, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has been ranked amongst the elite of Europe for family holiday destinations in a new feature by the travel heavyweights ‘Lonely Planet’. The kingdom is joined in a top ten list of ‘Best Places For Family Holidays In Europe 2015’, by some of the most spectacular and iconic tourist destinations […]

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Kiosk Volunteers Familiarise Themselves With Local Attractions On Trip

Kiosk Volunteers Familiarise Themselves With Local Attractions On Trip

May 28, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  AROUND 30 volunteers went on a trip yesterday to familiarise themselves with some of the town’s top tourist attractions. Tralee Chamber Alliance organised this ‘Familiarisation Trip’ for  hotel receptionists, business managers and volunteers who will work in the tourist kiosk in Tralee throughout the busy summer period. They met at […]

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Tralee Man Writes Guide To ‘The Kerry Way’

Tralee Man Writes Guide To ‘The Kerry Way’

May 27, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man has traversed the hills and walks of the county to bring a great guide to ‘The Kerry Way’. Donal Nolan has travelled on Ireland’s longest way marked trail, looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, following narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national park land and […]

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€15m Jeanie Johnston Is Now Worth Just €700,000

€15m Jeanie Johnston Is Now Worth Just €700,000

May 22, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Jeanie Johnston replica famine ship is now worth just €700,000 according to Dublin City Council. A report in today’s Irish Times says the ship, which was built in Blennerville at a cost of €15m, has sunk in value and costs €240,000 a year to run as a tourist […]

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Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

May 19, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

TV3 Travel Show presenters, Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan will be the special guests at a major Tourism Information Conference being organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee next month. The ‘Learn from the Best in Tourism’ Conference, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, will feature tourism experts from three […]

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A Heartwarming Story To Give You That Friday Feeling

A Heartwarming Story To Give You That Friday Feeling

May 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW here’s a little story to cheer you up even more on a Friday. Siobhan Saracbasi (nee McCarthy) sent us in a letter written by a German friend of her brother, Paudie McCarthy from Ballymac. Paudie moved to Germany many years ago when the building trade took off there.  He […]

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Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE next time the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, spends his holidays in Kerry his visit will be enhanced from information contained within the new Kingdom of Kerry Tourist Information Booklet. Minister Donohoe officially launched the new publication on Friday in Tralee and revealed that two of his […]

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Tralee Man Features In Worldwide Tourism Promotion Ad Voiced By Liam Neeson

Tralee Man Features In Worldwide Tourism Promotion Ad Voiced By Liam Neeson

March 13, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has made his acting debut in the Tourism Ireland #GoGreen4PatricksDay promotion. Barry O’Connor, originally from Cahermoneen, features in a new advert with Hollywood actor Liam Neeson providing the voiceover to help promote St Patrick’s Day. “I’m thrilled to bits to see that my part made it in,” said Barry, […]

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PHOTOS: Fáilte Ireland Meets Kerry Tourism Interests About ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

PHOTOS: Fáilte Ireland Meets Kerry Tourism Interests About ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

February 17, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

FÁILTE Ireland met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee on Friday about the Wild Atlantic Way. It was all part of a series of briefings by the tourism body which were being held, with a special focus focus on the route. The national tourism authority is seeking […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

February 4, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re at a loss for something to do on a Wednesday during the tourist season, then The Office of Public Works (OPW) could come to the rescue. It’s been announced that all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue the policy of offering  free admission to individuals wishing to visit these sites […]

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French TV Show Featuring Tralee Will Air To Over Three Million People Tonight

French TV Show Featuring Tralee Will Air To Over Three Million People Tonight

January 30, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER the French TV crew who were here during the summer filming at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium (click here to refresh your memory)? Well the fruits of their travels will be revealed tonight on French national television to an estimated audience of over three million viewers, giving a huge tourism boost […]

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Wetlands Climbing Wall To Be Completed By St Patrick’s Weekend

Wetlands Climbing Wall To Be Completed By St Patrick’s Weekend

January 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK commenced on the new climbing wall area in Tralee Bay Wetlands last week and is expected to be completed by St Patrick’s weekend. In addition to a 30 foot climbing wall there will also be a toddler play area added to the activities in the centre. The  play area will […]

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Members of the Ballymacelligott Community Employment Scheme who are currently working on the Blennerville Windmill sails were front row, from left: Eamonn Bradley, Donal Daly, Maurice Flynn, Maurice Roach and Joe Moynihan: Back row: Jack O'Sullivan, John Brosnan and Dan Reidy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Blennerville Windmill Sails To Return For April

January 20, 2015 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

RESTORATION work on Blennerville windmill is almost near completion, it is hoped the sails which were taken down last November will be back up by March/April, just in time for the tourist season. The iconic windmill hasn’t looked itself over the last few months without its sails which were taken […]

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MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

September 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER MEP, Deirdre Clune, met with a delegation from the Tralee Chamber Alliance and tourism-related interests at the National Ploughing Championships last week and said she wanted to see the steam train railway line from Blennerville to the Wetlands reopened. “I spoke to Kieran Ruttledge from Tralee Chamber who outlined a […]

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VIDEO: Watch This Short Video Of Spectacular Scenery In Blennerville And Fenit

VIDEO: Watch This Short Video Of Spectacular Scenery In Blennerville And Fenit

September 14, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

WE thought you’d like to see this great time lapse video of Fenit and Blennerville in the glorious weather we’ve been enjoying. It was uploaded by Spinning Yarns Video Productions on Thursday and features beautiful sunsets, spectacular scenery and, on 0:35, divers from Fenit pier.

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Free Wi-Fi Now Available In Town Centre

Free Wi-Fi Now Available In Town Centre

July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more LOCALS and tourists alike can now avail of free Wi-Fi in the town centre thanks to Bitbuzz Freedom. The service is now available on Denny Street, The Mall and The Square. It is an expansion of the Bitbuzz service and offers the same quality of service […]

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Beds Nearly Booked Out Already For Rose Festival

Beds Nearly Booked Out Already For Rose Festival

July 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  WITH the Rose of Tralee just five weeks away it’s emerged that the town is almost booked 0ut already. Tralee Chamber Alliance recently conducted a survey of some of the town’s largest accommodation providers and, as of the end of June, there were just over 300 hotel and apartment […]

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Four Million French People Go To The Dogs In Tralee

Four Million French People Go To The Dogs In Tralee

July 3, 2014 at 8:21 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for details of special event TRALEE is to get a big tourism boost when a French national television station screens a programme, partly filmed in the town, to an audience of four million viewers. The crew from ‘Faut Pas Rêver’ are in Ireland to film their 11o […]

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‘Morning Ireland’ Comes Looking For Good News In Kerry

‘Morning Ireland’ Comes Looking For Good News In Kerry

June 24, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship news programme, Morning Ireland, is coming to Kerry and is looking to bring interesting, unheard stories and voices to the station’s listeners. Reporter Cian McCormack is travelling on his bike for two weeks in July stopping in towns, villages and communities from Cork to Kerry to Donegal along the […]

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Wanted: Volunteers To Help Promote Tralee At Tourist Kiosk

Wanted: Volunteers To Help Promote Tralee At Tourist Kiosk

June 11, 2014 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE Tourist Kiosk is back in the heart of Tralee but more volunteers are needed to join the roster over the summer months to pass on information about the town, its attractions, restaurants and accommodation providers to visitors and locals. The Kiosk will open […]

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New Wheelchair Access To Park Nears Completion

New Wheelchair Access To Park Nears Completion

June 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’ve been driving down Denny Street lately, you’ll have seen some work being carried out on the wall at the entrance to the Town Park. This is because the Council is constructing a new and improved access for wheelchair users which should be completed in the next fortnight. The old entrance had […]

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Five Hidden Gems We’d Be Proud To Show Tourists

Five Hidden Gems We’d Be Proud To Show Tourists

June 5, 2014 at 10:00 am 4 comments

  Click on above advert for great offers THE Cromane Peninsula was included in the Lonely Planet’s Top 50 Secret Spots in Europe yesterday, one of just two Irish inclusions in the list along with The Gravediggers Pub in Dublin. It got us thinking here in TraleeToday.ie about our own hidden […]

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