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The Kerry Region

 
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 Mcgillycuddy's Reeks range and Mount Brandon, part of the Slieve Mish range

 

The Aquadome

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!

For more information, please visit http://www.aquadome.ie

 

Siamsa Tire

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.

For more information, please visit http://www.siamsatire.com

 

The Town Park

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.

Visit Tralee's website for more information - http://www.tralee.ie

 

Kerry The Kingdom Museum

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:

  • Kerry in Colour - a panoramic multi-image audio-visual tour of County Kerry.
  • Kerry County Museum - a museum with a difference. Interactive media and reconstructions stand side-by-side with priceless treasures dating from the Stone and Bronze Age to the present day. The Museum also hosts major international temporary exhibitions.
  • Geraldine Tralee - This is well worth a detour on its own! Imagine being transported 600 years back in time to the Middle Ages and experiencing a day in the life of an Irish medieval town. Visitors are seated in time cars and brought on a fascinating journey through the reconstructed streets, houses, Abbey and Castle of Geraldine Tralee complete with sounds and smells. Commentaries in 7 languages.
For more information, please visit http://www.kerrymuseum.ie
 

Blennerville Windmill

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.

Open Daily: April-October 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

More information can be found here on Discover Ireland

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