Stay at the Grand Hotel and enjoy the local attractions of Tralee, including:
The Rose of Tralee Festival 2013 (Fri 15th - Tues 19th of August)
The Aqua Dome Tralee
Siamsa Tire Theatre
Tralee Town Park
Kerry the Kingdom Museum
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Kerry faces the Atlantic Ocean and, typically for an Eastern-Atlantic coastal region, features many peninsulas and inlets: principally the Dingle Peninsula, the Iveragh Peninsula, and the Beara Peninsula, shared with neighbouring County Cork. The county is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the north by the River Shannon.
The Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula is a popular route for tourists and cyclists. The pedestrian version is the scenic Kerry Way which follows ancient paths generally higher than that adopted by the Ring of Kerry.
Kerry is one of the most mountainous regions of Ireland and contains two of its three highest mountains, Carrauntoohil, part of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range and Mount Brandon, part of the Slieve Mish range
Visit the Aqua Dome in Tralee and you are visiting one of Ireland's largest and most exciting indoor waterworlds.
The Aqua Dome's unique design features a castle, complete with whirlpool spa and water cannons, as well as an area designed exclusively for small children which includes a bubble slide, fountain and mushroom spray. Not only is the Aqua Dome a fun day out for children but it offers adults the chance to relax and unwind in its exclusive Sauna Dome. Adults can experience the heat of the saunas and the steam room and then take the plunge into the large cool pool.
Aqua Golf is located next to the Aqua Dome. This 18 hole miniature golf course has holes of varying length and difficulty which incorporate areas of rough and bunkers as well as humps and hollows - see if you can score that elusive hole in one!
Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over one million years old Crag Cave is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. It is an all weather visitor attraction located in Castleisland Co. Kerry.
A visit to Crag Cave will delight and enthrall all ages and our friendly guides will be pleased to explain the origins of the cave, describe its many beautiful formations and introduce visitors to a world older than mankind. Open daily mid March to November 1st.
Blennerville Windmill is a living reminder of Ireland's rich industrial heritage. Featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the "largest working windmill in these islands", visitors are guided by the miller through each element of the flour making process.
Within the Windmill Visitor Centre there is a new exhibition and audio-visual presentation on Blennerville's colourful history. During the Great Famine (1845-50) Blennerville was the main port of emigration from County Kerry. The Windmill Courtyard has a craft shop, traditional pottery, enamel and metalwork craft units.
The Windmill Restaurant is open daily from Easter-October 31. The Jeanie Johnston Visitor Shipyard adjoins the Windmill and Blennerville is linked to Tralee by the historic Tralee & Dingle Steam Railway which departs on the half-hour from Blennerville. Open Daily: April-October 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Kerry the Kingdom Museum at the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee is the ideal starting point for tours of County Kerry. It consists of 3 superb attractions which tell the story of Kerry and Ireland over 8,000 years:
Steam Railways continue to fascinate and enthrall. The Tralee & Dingle line is special. It's Europe's most westerly line and, as part of the famous Tralee & Dingle Light Railway (1891-1953), has a folklore and tradition stretching back over a hundred years.
The steam railway links Tralee with Blennerville on the coast. Steam trains depart from Ballyard Station (on the Dingle Road) on the hour, from 11.00 a.m., returning on the half-hour from Blennerville. The last train departs Blennerville at 5.30pm.
Siamsa Tire is folk theatre entertainment based on a wealth of music, folklore, song and dance which evolved from an age in Ireland now passed and which is presented in "the most exciting theatre designed in Ireland this century".
Nightly stage shows portray in song, dance, and mime the social and domestic traditions of rural life. The costumes are colourful, the music is brilliant, and the dance routines are electrifying.
Tralee's Town Park covering some 80 acres and located in the heart of the town provides a quiet haven which allows residents and visitors alike to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Its Rose Garden with its many unique varieties receives widespread acclaim, and looks splendid when in bloom each August during the Rose of Tralee Festival.
The Park contains recreational amenities for adults and a modern children's playground and pets corner. It also houses the Ashe Memorial Hall.
It's all about fun, safety and the delight in kid's eyes when they see what Toby world has to offer. For the parents it's all about enjoying catching up with friends over a nice cuppa and a delicious bite to eat.
The newest state of the art Bowling and Entertainment centre in Ireland/ Munster. With ten lanes and the most up to date graphics and interactive technology. Come and have the wildest of fun, Competing against your class mates lane to lane. The excitement building as the fun interactive graphics show who is in the lead and who is losing!!!
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The new Kingdom Greyhound Stadium has been designed as a multi-function complex for leisure and business. Conveniently located at Oakview, Tralee, the stadium is accessible from all parts of Kerry.
This modern complex is the ideal setting for top-class evening entertainment or hosting that special event. The choices available at this stadium make it appropriate for a wide variety of uses from corporate hospitality on race nights to product launches, trade shows, receptions and social functions.
Predator Paintball is the most stimulating adrenaline packed game of our time. It is the ultimate high tech pursuit sport ever conceived, given an action packed day of teamwork, strategy a skill never to be forgotten. A day of predator will be the best day of your life. In Predator War game it's a case of Attack or be Attacked, Ambush or be Ambushed,Shoot or be Shot
Predator is played on a 27-acre action zone. 20 acres of natural woodland and 7 acres of competition site. Part of the woodland has a natural river running through it with 4 bridges for the person who's afraid to get wet.