Out and about

Kerry is a beautiful county and provides a wonderful backdrop to your holiday experience. Washed by the Gulf stream Kerry has a year round mild climate. There is a vast variety of things to do and see or indeed just to relax and unwind and let the atmosphere of Ireland wash over you.

The choices are endless, you can immerse yourself in the spectacle that is the wonderous landscapes that can be viewed around every corner, take in the hospitalities of the local people, visit one of the many attractions, historical sites or charming fishing villages that Kerry has.  You could also choose to enjoy a more energetic holiday of golfing, fishing, horse riding or sample the landscape by walking or hiring a bicycle. 


The town of Tralee Trá Lí the strand of the river Lee(Kerry's County town) is located 8 miles to the East along the scenic coast road from Fenit with its views of Tralee Bay and the Slieve Mish Mountains of the Dingle Peninsular.   

Tralee is the home of the world famous Rose of Tralee Festival.  The festival takes place over a period of a week in August (actual week varies from year to year), which begins with the famous parade and beauty pageant which attracts entrants of Irish extraction from many countries, and also has a funfair for all the family to enjoy. 

In the town you can find a variety of shops and supermarkets along with a large variety of Pubs and Restaurants.  TIP: A pint of Guinness has a far better taste in Ireland than anywhere else in the world. 

Situated in the Town Centre is the splendid Ashe Memorial Hall (located in Denny Street) home to the Kerry County Museum which has three superb attractions which tell the story of Kerry and Ireland over 8000 years.  The last attraction transports you back 600 years to the Middle Ages and lets you wander around the streets of a medieval Tralee complete with sounds and smells of that era.  It also has a cafeteria and contains Tralees tourist information shop. 

Tralee Town Park is 75 acres in size and has a fabulous Rose Garden, water fountains and two childrens play grounds as well as somewhere to sit to watch the world go by. 

If you fancy tapping along with some traditional Irish Dancing (Jigs & Reels) then this can be can be seen at the National Folk Theatre of Ireland called Siamsa Tíre,  where internationally acclaimed quick moving, colourful blend of song, music & dance are performed.     

On the outskirts of the Town is Tralee Aqua Dome, Irelands biggest indoor water world, which has lots of features including Sky High Rides, Waves, Lazy River, Rapids and an adults only Sauna/Steam Suite.

The Aqua Dome also has attractions for those people that do not want to get wet, these include: Miniature 18 Hole Golf Course (Aqua Golf), Remote Control Regatta and a Driving Pan for Miniature Trucks. 

Next to the Aqua Dome you will find the Tralee Dingle Steam light railway, with daily runs from Tralee to Blennerville.  

If you like a flutter  on the sport of kings then Ballybeggan is where you can find Tralee racecourse or alternatively you can gamble your Euros at Tralee's Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, where you can have a night out full of excitement, colour and excellent food and view the action from the panoramic grandstand.   

Beaches - There are many long sandy beaches or Strands as they are locally known within a short distance of Fenit.  Here you will be able to relax, dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean warmed by the Gulf Stream or just walk for miles and miles along the golden sandy beaches with some having the backdrop of the marvellous Slieve Mish Mountains. Banna beach is the most locally famous beach, being over 6 miles long, with parking and amenities and only 8 miles from Fenit.


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