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Cameraman Klaus Kappa with June Carey, Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne and Colm Flynn of RTE Today in the Town Park on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee To Feature On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show This Friday

December 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

TRALEE will feature in the ‘Our Town’ slot on the popular RTÉ ‘Today’ Show this Friday between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Back in October, reporter, Colm Flynn, and crew were in town filming some of our top attractions. They started at Blennerville Windmill where Donal Coppinger showed them around the wonderful […]

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Cameraman Klaus Kappa with June Carey, Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne and Colm Flynn of RTE Today in the Town Park on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

More Good Publicity On The Way For Tralee With Popular RTE Show

October 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all Kerry these days on the RTE ‘Today’ show. The afternoon programme hosted by Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Derrane sees Tralee native Mary O’Donnell in a regular beauty spot, Ballyfinnane-based fashionista Orla Diffily dispensing style advice, but we’ll see more of the town on the show soon. Their […]

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Delegates from the TBEX Conference with Fiona Kirby of Kirby's Brogue Inn at the bar on Tuesday. Gemma Thompson (girlsthattravel.com), Albion Gould (albiongould.com), Sara Hoffman (Major Hoff Takes A Wife), Michelle Deans Harding (MD Harding Travel Photography) and Jessica Flynn (roflcopterftw). Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Travel Bloggers See What Tralee Has To Offer Tourists

October 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE Killarney is getting massive exposure this week with its hosting of the TBEX Europe conference, some travel bloggers got on a bus to have a look at what Tralee has to offer on Tuesday. There’s 600 of the world’s top bloggers who have a combined audience of 380m travel […]

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Siobhan Ní Mhathúna, Meadowlands Hotel; Michelle Diggins, Ballygarry House Hotel; Heather McIver, Meadowlands Hotel and Michele King, The Rose Hotel at the launch of the new Tralee tourism information booklet at the Ashe Memorial Hall on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Booklet Promoting All That’s Great About Tralee Launched

April 2, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW 52-page tourism information booklet aimed at encouraging people to visit Kerry’s capital town for business or pleasure, has been launched by Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien. The booklet, which is packed with information about local accommodation, hospitality, indoor and outdoor attractions, festivals, events and leisure activities, is effectively an […]

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David Moran tries to get passed Dublin's Brian Fenton. Photo by Dermot Crean

With Five Weeks To Go, Tralee Is Booked Out For Dubs Game

February 9, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

WHATEVER about the Kerry v Mayo clash on Saturday, it seems a Dublin invasion is on the cards for St Patrick’s weekend. With over five weeks to go to the match, there isn’t a hotel bed to be had in town on Saturday, March 18 and you’ll be hard pressed to […]

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At the launch of Tralee 800 Conference were, from left: Kathleen Brown (Kerry Archaeological Society), Noreen O'Connor (Tralee Municipal District), Tony Bergin (Kerry Archaeological Society), Vincent O'Mahony (Speaker), Terry O'Brien (Mayor of Tralee), John Griffin (Kerry County Council), Helen O'Carroll (Kerry County Museum) and Maureen Hanifin (Kerry Archaeological Society) . Photo of Gavin O'Connor.

Two-Day Conference On History Of Tralee Set For This Weekend

November 1, 2016 at 10:20 am 1 comment

FORMER Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dick Spring will officially open the Tralee 800 Conference this Friday evening, November 4, in Siamsa Tíre Theatre. The two-day conference in Siamsa and the Rose Hotel will explore the 800 year history of Tralee and earlier. It forms part of this year’s Tralee […]

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Kerry tourism trade took centre stage at the inaugural Connect16 - Ireland’s largest ever showcase for the meetings and events sector which was held in the RDS, Dublin on Wednesday (28th September). Fáilte Ireland were a title sponsor at the event and pictured attending were Sheila King, The Sheen Falls; Becky Hargrove, Kerry Convention Bureau; Allan, O’Connor, Killarney Park Hotel; Eva Schmid, The Europe Hotel; and Toddy Doyle, Muckross Trad Farms.             
Picture by Shane O'Neill Photography.

PHOTOS: Tralee Businesses Among Those Promoting Kerry At Tourism Showcase

October 1, 2016 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE businesses were among the many Kerry tourism interests at inaugural Connect16 – Ireland’s largest ever showcase for the meetings and events sector which was held in the RDS, Dublin on Wednesday. As a title sponsor of Connect16, Fáilte Ireland used the opportunity of bringing 70 top international meeting planners, worth over €210 million […]

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VIDEO: Great New Showcase Of All Tralee Has To Offer School Tours

VIDEO: Great New Showcase Of All Tralee Has To Offer School Tours

June 21, 2016 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT new video has been uploaded to YouTube showing how much Tralee can offer school tours. The clip, uploaded by Tralee School Tours, is a great advert for the town’s attractions and shows the County Museum, Crag Cave, the AquaDome, Blennerville Windmill, The Playdium and Tralee Bay Wetlands in […]

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How The Award Was Won: What The Failte Ireland Judges Said About Tralee

How The Award Was Won: What The Failte Ireland Judges Said About Tralee

November 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE was named the Best Large Tourism town in Ireland at the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns earlier today (see story here), so what impressed judges so much that we were awarded the honour? Here’s the judges’ comments on the town and it makes for great reading… • The impression and reality […]

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VIDEO: Tourism Clips Of Tralee And Blennerville Back In The 1960s

VIDEO: Tourism Clips Of Tralee And Blennerville Back In The 1960s

October 28, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

WE haven’t seen these before. Even though Tommy Collins uploaded these short videos (below) to his YouTube channel last year, it’s only in the last few days we’ve seen people posting the clips up on Facebook of Tralee and Blennerville in the 1960s. Eamon Keane does the voiceover in the short clips […]

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Great News As Tralee Is Shortlisted For Top Tourism Town Award

Great News As Tralee Is Shortlisted For Top Tourism Town Award

September 28, 2015 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is one of four towns shortlisted for the Best Large Town award in the upcoming 2015 Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns Awards. It’s fantastic news for Tralee and shows how much has been done locally to get the town to this level. Tralee will face stiff competition from Cobh, Kilkenny and […]

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Aqua Dome Launches New Website

Aqua Dome Launches New Website

May 12, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE Aqua Dome Tralee has launched its brand new website under the water of the Falling Rapids to coincide with its 21st birthday this Thursday. The tourist attraction, which welcomed its 4,000,000th visitor earlier this year, has streamlined its online look with a view to attracting millions more water and fun lovers from […]

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The back of the barge in Blennerville, has been showing up a lot of rust. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Canal Barge Set To Move On…But When?

May 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

PREPARATIONS are being made for the barge moored by Blennerville bridge to leave the area within the next few months. The barge has rested on the canal since 2007 where it had been proposed to be used as a restaurant, but due to the financial climate, plans had to be […]

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VIDEOS: Great Clips Show Beauty Of Tralee On Our Doorstep

VIDEOS: Great Clips Show Beauty Of Tralee On Our Doorstep

April 26, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are great amenities on our doorstep that many people in town don’t know about. But thanks to the people at Tralee Active Travel, you can watch two great new promo videos (below), uploaded in the past few days, for the Lee Walkway/Cycleway and Ballyseedy Wood which amply show how […]

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Pictured at the launch of Irelandways.com at th Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre on Wednesday night were, from left; Grace O'Donnell, Kerry Camino; Roland Monsegu, Irelandsways.com; Frank Hartnett, Kerry County Council; Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, Ingrid Boyle, Kerry Camino; Emmett Roche, Irelandways.com and Maria Golpe, Irelandways.com. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Camino Gets Huge Boost As International Journalists Sample The Walk

April 17, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a fantastic boost for a local tourism attraction this week as journalists from Ireland, the UK and the US sampled the delights of the Kerry Camino. The Kerry Camino is described as a “walk in the footsteps of St. Brendan, the Navigator, as a walker or pilgrim, on this […]

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The Wailing Wall: Can Anyone Bring Jeanie Back Home?

The Wailing Wall: Can Anyone Bring Jeanie Back Home?

April 3, 2015 at 10:54 pm 1 comment

Johnnie Wall says every effort should be made to bring the Jeanie Johnston back to Tralee…  We have been told that tourism is the best way to create employment in rural areas like Kerry / Tralee. The ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ is a new initiative by the tourist board, that’s what all […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna Named Among Top Ten Beaches In Ireland On Tripadvisor

February 18, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IN news that will come as no surprise to Tralee people, Banna Strand has been named amongst the top ten beaches to visit in Ireland. The beautiful strand, which came seventh in the ratings by TripAdvisor’s online reviewers, is amongst four Kerry beaches named in the prestigious list. Continued below… […]

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Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

CONFETTI shoots will explode and ticker-tape will shine when the Aqua Dome Tralee welcomes its four millionth (4,000,000) visitor next weekend, sometime between February 19 and 22. But who will be the lucky 4,000,000th visitor? “Based on the average number of people who visit the Aqua Dome each week, our calculations suggest that […]

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A section of tarmacking work that is being done currently in Cockleshell. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Car-Park Near Cockleshell Gets A Makeover

November 13, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council have begun tarmacking the carpark near Cockleshell beach. The makeover for the car-park will be welcomed by townsfolk and tourists alike who  access the scenic area. The area is a great place for walkers to park their cars and take a walk either down by the canal or out Cockleshell way to take in […]

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Glass Broken In Transit Delays Repairs To Aqua Dome

Glass Broken In Transit Delays Repairs To Aqua Dome

October 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

MANAGEMENT at the Aqua Dome in Tralee have confirmed that all the work to repair the damage caused by the storms last December and February will be completed before Christmas. A shipment of glazing for the dome was broken in transit to the site and this will now enforce another […]

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Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

September 30, 2014 at 11:39 am 1 comment

  NOW that Tralee secured a Gold Medal in the Entente Florale competition on Friday, thoughts are now turning to the possibility hosting the awards ceremony in two years time to coincide with the celebrations to mark 800 years since the founding of the town. The Tralee delegation of John […]

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Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

September 2, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  THE roundabouts on the new bypass are getting a €10,000 makeover thanks to Tralee Chamber Alliance (TCA), Tralee Hoteliers Alliance (THA) and Kerry County Council. The groups have joined forces and invested heavily to transform the appearance of five roundabouts on the Tralee By-Pass. In-keeping with the overall long-term plan […]

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Sun To Shine On Féile na mBláth This Weekend

Sun To Shine On Féile na mBláth This Weekend

June 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the glorious weather we’re having, it’s set up to be a fantastic weekend in town for Féile na mBláth which kicks off on Friday morning. Young, old – and those of us in between – are all catered for in the annual festival which runs until Sunday. And what an array of attractions it […]

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