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A hotel in Tralee is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Tralee hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Tralee are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Tralee hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Tralee hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Tralee have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

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A bed and breakfast in Tralee is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Tralee bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Tralee B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Tralee
Tralee hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Tralee hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Tralee
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Tralee hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Tralee lack an on-site restaurant.

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Tralee timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Tralee often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Tralee on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

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Trá Lí
Roses in Tralee's town park
Roses in Tralee's town park
Coat of arms of Tralee
Coat of arms
Motto: Vis Unita Fortior (Latin)
"United Strength is Stronger"
Tralee is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates:  / 52.2675; -9.6962  / 52.2675; -9.6962
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Kerry
Council Kerry County Council
Dáil Éireann Kerry North–West Limerick
European Parliament South
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2011)
• Town 23,693
• Rank 13th
• Density 739.2/km (1,915/sq mi)
• Urban 4,885
• Rural 18,808
Area code(s) (+353) 66
Irish Grid Reference Q828141
Website tralee.ie

Tralee (/træ.ˈl/; Irish: Trá Lí (formerly Tráigh Lí), meaning "strand of the Lee (river)") is the county town of County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland. The town is on the northern side of the neck of the Dingle Peninsula, and is the largest town in County Kerry. The town's population including suburbs was 23,691 as of the 2016 census making it the 8th largest town, and 14th largest urban settlement in Ireland. Tralee is well known for the Rose of Tralee International Festival which has been held annually in August since 1959.

Tralee: History

1798 Pikeman Monument

Situated at the confluence of some small rivers and adjacent to marshy ground at the head of Tralee Bay, Tralee is located at the base of a very ancient roadway that heads south over the Slieve Mish Mountains. On this old track is located a large boulder sometimes called Scotia's Grave, reputedly the burial place of an Egyptian Pharaoh's daughter.

Anglo-Normans founded the town in the 13th century, which became a stronghold of the Earls of Desmond, who built a castle. John Fitz-Thomas FitzGerald founded the monastery of the Dominican order and was buried there in 1260. The medieval town was burnt in 1580 in retribution for the Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth I in 1587 granted Tralee to Edward Denny and it was recognised in 1613 by Royal Charter. Sir Edward was the first of the Dennys to settle in Tralee; the Dennys did not occupy the castle of the Earls of Desmond until 1627. Sir Edward's son was Arthur Denny, in whose lifetime the town's charter was granted by King James, containing the right to elect two members of parliament. The third English settler, another Sir Edward, married Ruth Roper, whose father Thomas Roper was the lease holder of the Herbert estate centred on Castleisland. This Sir Edward was a royalist. He fought for the King in the wars of 1641. He died in 1646, before the triumph of Oliver Cromwell over affairs in England and Ireland.

He granted "the circuit of the Abbey" to the corporation set up under the charter, in return for the fees of the town clerk. His son Arthur Denny married Ellen Barry, granddaughter of Richard Boyle. The latter held many land titles in West Kerry and also claimed property in Tralee. Sir Edward Denny, 4th Baronet was a notable landlord in his day: during the time of the Great Famine, he maintained rents to suit his tenants, when other landowners increased them. He was a notable Plymouth Brother.

The modern layout of Tralee was created in the 19th century. Denny Street, a wide Georgian street, was completed in 1826 on the site of the old castle. A monument commemorating the 1798 rebellion plus the rebellions of 1803, 1848 and 1867 – a statue of a Pikeman - stands in Denny Street. First unveiled in 1905, the original Pikeman stood until the Irish War of Independence. In 1921 the Black and Tans dragged it from its pedestal and destroyed it. In June 1939 a replacement Pikeman was installed, created by renowned Dublin sculptor Albert Power and unveiled by Maud Gonne.

Tralee Courthouse Panorama, May 2015

Tralee Courthouse was designed by Sir Richard Morrison and built in 1835. It has a monument of two cannons commemorating those Kerrymen who died in the Crimean War (1854–56) and the Indian Rebellion (1857). Ballymullen Barracks was the depot of the Royal Munster Fusiliers.

Tralee Ship Canal

The Tralee Ship Canal was built to accommodate larger ships sailing into Tralee, as the existing quay in Blennerville was becoming blocked due to silting. The House of Commons authorised an Act of Parliament in June 1829 for the canal, with work beginning in 1832. Issues with funding meant that the canal was not completed until 1846 when it was opened. The canal was 2 miles long with a new canal basin built in Tralee, and lock gates and a wooden swing bridge constructed in Blennerville. However, not long after the canal opened, it too began to suffer from silting.

By the 1880s, Fenit Harbour was built as a deepwater harbour; it did not suffer from silting. A railway line was constructed between the harbour and Tralee to carry cargo and freight from ships moored there. The canal fell into disuse and neglect, and was finally closed by the mid-20th century. Following the restoration of Blennerville Windmill in the early 1990s, local authorities planned restoration of the canal for use as a tourist attraction. In 1999 the Office of Public Works (OPW) started a restoration project of the canal at a cost of IR£650,000. The basin area of the canal was subsequently redeveloped with apartments blocks built as part of a proposed marina. The towpath along the canal was upgraded and is now used by people as an enjoyable amenity as part of the Dingle Way.

The Dominican church of the Holy Cross was designed by the Irish Gothic Revival architect George Ashlin in 1866 and built by 1871.

The Mall in the early 1900s

Tralee: War years

Tralee saw much violence during the Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War in 1919–1923. In November 1920, the Black and Tans besieged Tralee in revenge for the IRA abduction and killing of two Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) men. The Tans closed all the businesses in the town and did not let any food in for a week. They burned several houses and all businesses connected with Irish Republican Army (IRA) activists. In the course of the week, they shot dead three local people. The events caused a major international outcry as the press reported that near-famine conditions were prevailing in Tralee by the end of the week.

In August 1922 during the Irish Civil War, Irish Free State troops landed at nearby Fenit and took Tralee from its Anti-Treaty garrison. Nine pro-Treaty and three anti-Treaty soldiers were killed in fighting in the town before the anti-Treaty forces withdrew. The Republicans continued a guerrilla campaign in the surrounding area. In March 1923 Free State troops took nine anti-treaty IRA prisoners from the prison in Tralee and blew them up with a land mine at nearby Ballyseedy.

The Ashe Memorial Hall was built in 1928 at the end of Denny Street; it is dedicated to the memory of Thomas Ashe, an Irish Volunteers officer in the Easter Rising of 1916. The building is built of local sandstone. It housed the headquarters of Kerry County Council and Tralee Urban District Council; both now have moved to other premises. Since 1992 it has housed the Kerry County Museum, which includes a reconstruction of Tralee as of 1450, prior to colonisation.

Tralee: Climate

The climate of Tralee is, like the rest of Ireland, classified as a maritime temperate climate (Cfb) according to the Köppen climate classification system. Met Éireann maintains a climatological weather station at Valentia Island, 50 km south-west of the town. It is mild and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. The hottest months of the year are July, August and September with temperatures of around 17 – 18 degrees Celsius. Tralee gets rainfall all year round and the wettest months are October, November, December and January.

Tralee: Local government

Tralee had a town council with twelve members until the 2014 local elections were held on 23 May 2014. These elections were held following the changes effected by the Local Government Reform Act 2014. The act abolished town councils and introduced municipal districts. County Kerry was divided into four municipal districts, which are identical with the local electoral areas (LEA) used for election of Councillors. The Municipal District of Tralee has 9 seats on Kerry County Council with the following councillors returned after the Local Elections in 2014.

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Tralee Toiréasa Ferris Sinn Féin
Pa Daly Sinn Féin
Norma Foley Fianna Fáil
Terry O'Brien Labour Party
Jim Finucane Fine Gael
Pat McCarthy Fine Gael
Thomas McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Graham Spring Labour Party
Sam Locke Independent

Tralee: Places of interest

Blennerville Windmill
Kerry County Museum

Tralee is a tourism destination and has seen some €55 million of tourism investment over the past several years.

The town has developed a range of visitor attractions.

  • Kerry County Museum: incorporating the theme park 'Kerry: The Kingdom' and an exhibit which depicts life in medieval Geraldine Tralee.
  • Siamsa Tíre: Ireland's National Folk Theatre, offering traditional music and plays in Irish.
  • Blennerville Windmill: located about 2 km outside the town, Ireland's largest functioning windmill.
  • Tralee Aquadome: A large indoor water leisure facility with a mini-golf course.
  • Ballyseedy Wood: Is located 2 km outside Tralee off the N21. It consists of 32 ha of woodland dating back from the 16th century where Kerry County Council have developed public entrances at the north and south of the wood with car parks and 4 km of gravelled looped pathways. Ash, Oak and Beech trees are part of the wood as are a number of ruins and folllies, dating back to the 17th century, with the River Lee (from which Tralee takes its name) forming the woodlands northern boundary.
  • Tralee Town Park: Tralee has a town park located in the town centre (opposite the Kerry County Museum) with a rose garden comprising over 5,000 roses of different varieties. The park is the location for the annual Féile na mBláth / Tralee Garden Festival - a free midsummer weekend festival comprising gardening demonstrations, flower arranging, garden tours, musical and choral events among other activities, organised by Tralee Town Council.
    The Basin, Tralee Ship Canal
  • Tralee Bay Wetlands and Nature Reserve: Tralee Bay Nature Reserve is a site of considerable international importance. It covers some 2,500 ha (8,000 acres) and stretches from Tralee town westwards to Fenit Harbour and Cloghane, encompassing Tralee Bay, Brandon Bay and the Magharees Peninsula. It includes extensive mudflats at the eastern end, the beaches of Derrymore Island, the sand dunes and lagoons of the Magharees Peninsula. Both the River Lee and Brandon (Owenmore) estuaries feature wide expanses of sheltered intertidal flats, often fringed with saltmarsh vegetation. The Wetlands Centre which opened in 2012 is designed as a microcosm of the wild nature reserve where visitors are introduced to the fresh and saltwater habitats. Visitors can travel on a safari boat ride through the recreated reed and freshwater channels in the centre.
  • Tralee Ship Canal: Opened in 1846, this 2 mile long canal connects Tralee to Tralee Bay where it passes by Blennerville Windmill. The Dingle Way runs along the towpath of the canal.
  • Dingle Way: (Irish: Slí Chorca Dhuibhne) A 162-kilometre (101-mile) long National Waymarked Trail that begins and ends in Tralee and is typically completed in eight days.

Tralee: Rose of Tralee

The Rose of Tralee festival is an international competition which is celebrated among Irish communities all over the world. The festival, held annually in August since 1959, takes its inspiration from a nineteenth-century ballad of the same name about a woman called Mary, who because of her beauty was called The Rose of Tralee. The contest, which is broadcast over two nights by RTÉ is one of the highest viewed shows on Irish television with over a million people watching.

To commemorate the Rose of Tralee tradition, the Rose Garden in the Tralee Town Park is a home to a life size bronze statue depicting the original Rose of Tralee Mary O'Connor and the author of the Rose of Tralee ballad William Pembroke Mulchinock sculpted by an Irish sculptor Jeanne Rynhart (unveiled in 2009 ), as well as the Rose Wall of Honour - a series of glass panels that will contain the name of every Rose who has participated in the Festival since 1959 (unveiled in 2013 on the 55th anniversary of the Rose of Tralee International Festival). Both statues were commissioned by Tralee Town Council.

Tralee: Archaeological sites

  • Casement's Fort: an ancient Ring Fort where Roger Casement was hiding when arrested.
  • Sheela na gig: now located in the Christian Round Tower at Rattoo, Ballyduff, a few kilometres north of Tralee.
  • Monument to Saint Brendan the Navigator at Fenit: with reproductions of ancient Irish structures.
  • Caherconree: Iron Age Fort overlooking Tralee Bay

In addition to the above, a considerable number of archaeological sites around Tralee and throughout the County of Kerry, especially ring-forts, are listed for preservation in the Kerry County Development Plan 2009–15.

Tralee: Media

  • The town has two local weekly newspapers, The Kerryman and Kerry's Eye while the Tralee Outlook and Tralee Advertiser are also published weekly.
  • The town has a commercial radio station, Radio Kerry, which commenced operations in 1990. Spin South West also have a studio on Castle Street, which opened in 2016
  • The town has a daily online news service, traleetoday.ie

Tralee: Transport

Tralee: Road

Tralee is served by National Primary and Secondary roads as well as local routes. A 13.5 km bypass of Tralee consisting of dual and single carriageway sections was opened on the 16 August 2013. The bypass connects four of the five national routes - the N21, N22, N69 and N70 - which terminate in Tralee.

N21/N69 Tralee Bypass

National primary routes:

  • N21 National IE.png east/north-east to Limerick
  • N22 national IE.png south-east to Killarney and Cork

National secondary routes:

  • N69 National IE.png north to Listowel, Tarbert, Foynes and Limerick
  • N70 National IE.png south-west to Killorglin, Ring of Kerry on Iveragh Peninsula and Kenmare
  • N86 National IE.png west to Dingle

Regional roads:

  • R551 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png north/north-west to Tarbert via Ardfert, Ballyheigue, Ballybunion and Ballylongford
  • R556 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png north to Abbeydorney (it links up with R551 to Ballybunion)
  • R558 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png west to Fenit Harbour

Tralee: Bus

The bus station in Tralee is a regional hub for Bus Éireann, providing services to Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork, Killarney and Dingle. The current bus station opened on the 26 February 2007.

Several local routes radiate from Tralee and a number of these have had their frequency increased in recent years. Local routes include: 13 (Limerick via Listowel), 40 (Cork via Killarney), 272 (Tarbert via Ballybunion), 274 (Ballyduff via Ballyheigue), 275 (Dingle), 279 (Killorglin) and 285 (Kerry Airport via Castleisland).

Tralee: Rail

Tralee railway station

A train service to Killarney railway station, Cork and Dublin Heuston is operated by the national railway operator Iarnród Éireann. Tralee railway station was opened on 18 July 1859.

There are connecting trains at Limerick Junction for Clonmel railway station and Waterford as well as Limerick, and along the line to Ennis, Athenry, Oranmore and Galway.

The Tralee and Dingle Light Railway was once one of Europe's most western railways when it opened on 31 March 1891 connecting Tralee and Dingle by rail along the Dingle Peninsula before closing in June 1953. In 1993 a 3 km section was reopened as a preserved line between the Aquadome in Tralee and Blennerville Windmill. Currently this railway is no longer in operation. A railway used to operate to Fenit Harbour from Tralee before closing in June 1978. Currently a section of this railway has been restored as a walk/cycle way in the Tralee urban area and it is hoped in the future that this will extend out to Fenit along the lines of the Great Southern Trail situated in West Limerick.

Tralee: Air

Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport, located 20 km from Tralee in Farranfore, provides air services to Dublin, London Luton, London Stansted, Frankfurt-Hahn and seasonally, Alicante and Faro. Connecting trains run from Farranfore railway station to Tralee.

Tralee: Sea

The local port for Tralee is Fenit, about 10 km west of the town on the north side of the estuary. Catering for ships of up to 17,000 tonnes, the port is a picturesque mixed-use harbour with fishing boats and a thriving marina (136 berths). The 2 mile long Tralee Ship Canal provides a navigable connection between Tralee itself and the sea.

Tralee: Healthcare

  • University Hospital Kerry: Opened in 1984 it is the third largest acute hospital in the Health Service Executive South Region. It serves as the main hospital for County Kerry and also serves the people in parts of North Cork and West Limerick.
  • Bon Secours Hospital: Founded in 1921 it is a private hospital owned by the Roman Catholic Bon Secours Sisters that offers healthcare to privately insured patients. It forms part of the Bon Secours Health System, the largest private healthcare network in Ireland.

Tralee: Education

In common with all parts of Ireland, most schools at all levels in Tralee are managed and owned by the churches. Tralee Educate Together School is multidenominational, and is neither owned nor managed by any church. At secondary level most schools are explicitly Roman Catholic in ethos, except Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí.

Tralee: Primary level

  • CBS (Scoil na mBráithre), Clounalour (Roman Catholic)
  • Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Rath Rónáin (Irish language – Roman Catholic)
  • Holy Family, Balloonagh (Roman Catholic)
  • Presentation Primary School (Sacred Heart), Castle Street (Roman Catholic)
  • St Ita's and St Joseph's, Balloonagh (Special Needs – Roman Catholic)
  • St John's, Ashe Street (Church of Ireland)
  • St John's, Balloonagh (Roman Catholic)
  • St Mary's, Moyderwell (Roman Catholic)
  • Tralee Educate Together, Killeen (Non-denominational)

Tralee: Secondary level

  • Brookfield College, Monavalley (Non-denominational)
  • Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tobar Mhaigh Dor (Irish language)
  • Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk (Roman Catholic)
  • Presentation Secondary School, Castle Street (Roman Catholic)
  • St Ita's and St Joseph's, Balloonagh (Special Needs – Roman Catholic)
  • St Mary's CBS (The Green) (Roman Catholic)
  • Coláiste Gleann Lí Post Primary School (formally Tralee Community College), Clash

Tralee: Third level

  • Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT or IT Tralee) is the main third level institution in County Kerry. It was established in 1977 as the Regional Technical College, Tralee but acquired its present name in 1997. It has an enrolment of about 3,500 students studying in areas such as business, computing, science, engineering and health. The Institute has two campuses- the North campus (opened in Dromtacker in 2001) and the South campus (opened in Clash in 1977) which are approximately 2.4 km (1.5 mi) apart.
  • Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) is the main provider of further education programmes in Kerry. The college offers a range of Level 5 and Level 6 programmes on the NFQ.

Tralee: Sport

Tralee: Gaelic Athletic Association

Kerry Gaelic Football Memorial at Mile Height
  • Austin Stack Park is the main Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) stadium in Tralee. The ground is named after Austin Stack, an Irish revolutionary and captain of the All-Ireland winning Kerry Gaelic football team of 1904. It is located in the centre of Tralee. It hosts many Kerry GAA home games, mostly football league games and both league and championship hurling. The County Championship football and hurling finals are normally held here.
  • Austin Stacks GAA club is based at the top of the rock and is famous for players like Mikey Sheehy, Ger Power, John O'Keeffe and Kieran Donaghy.
  • John Mitchels GAA club is based in the Boherbee and Camp area of Tralee.
  • Kerins O'Rahilly's GAA club are based in the Strand Road area of the town.
  • Na Gaeil GAA club is based in the Oakpark area of Tralee.
  • St. Patricks, Blennerville is a GAA club located 1 km outside Tralee but has a player catchment within the town.
  • Tralee Parnells is a GAA club promoting underage hurling in Tralee.
  • Tralee IT GAA are the GAA team in the Institute of Technology, Tralee.
  • Fitzgerald-Jones Handball Club is based at the Sports Complex in Tralee.
  • Tralee Mitchels and Tralee Celtic are former GAA clubs.

Tralee: Athletics

  • Tralee Harriers Athletics Club
  • Tralee Triathlon Club was formed in 2009.

Tralee: Soccer

  • The Kerry District League is based in Mounthawk Park, Tralee
  • Tralee Dynamos is Tralee's most senior soccer club, playing in the Kerry District League.
  • St. Brendan's Park F.C. also play in the Kerry District League.
  • Spa Road F.C.
  • Classic F.C.
  • CSKA Tralee
  • Shanakill Athletic
  • Balloonagh F.C.
  • Tralee Athletic
  • Valley Wanderers
  • Tralee Celtic
  • Mitchels Avenue
  • Strand Road F.C.

Tralee: Rugby

  • Tralee Rugby Football Club ground is in Ballyard.

Tralee: Tennis

  • Tralee Tennis Club is based on the Dan Spring Road.

Tralee: Badminton

  • County Badminton Club meet in the Presentation Secondary School Gym.

Tralee: Cricket

  • County Kerry Cricket Club

Tralee: Greyhound Racing

  • Tralee Greyhound Racing has a stadium on Brewery Road.

Tralee: Cycling

  • The Chain Gang Cycling Club is a Tralee-based cycling club founded in 2008.
  • Tralee Bicycle Club was founded in 1992.
  • Tralee Cycling Club, the oldest of the four, was founded in 1953.
  • Kingdom Cycling Club
  • Na Gaeil Cycling Cycling Club

Tralee: Basketball

  • St. Brendan's Basketball Club
  • Tralee Imperials Basketball Club
  • Tralee Tigers (defunct)
  • Tralee Warriors

Tralee: Golf

  • Tralee Golf Club is based in Barrow and the Arnold Palmer designed course is consistently voted one of the top links in the world.

Tralee: Pitch and Putt

  • Tralee Pitch and Putt Club is located at Collis Sandes House in Killeen.

Tralee: Rowing, Sailing and Swimming

  • Kingdom Swimming Club are based at the Sports Complex in Tralee.
  • Tralee Bay Sailing Club based in Fenit.
  • Tralee Rowing Club was founded in 2004 and is located at the Basin.
  • Tralee Bay Swimming Club based in Fenit.

Tralee: Notable people

Notable Tralee people include:

  • (Saint) Brendan, monastic saint and navigator
  • Danny Barnes, rugby player for Newcastle Falcons
  • Joe Barrett, footballer
  • Denis Behan. soccer player
  • Daniel Bohan, footballer
  • Leonard Boyle, priest and scholar
  • Bryan Cooper, jockey
  • Billy Dennehy, soccer player
  • Darren Dennehy, soccer player
  • Kieran Donaghy, footballer
  • Ultan Dillane, rugby player for Connacht and Ireland
  • Michael Dwyer, journalist
  • Mike Finn, former gaelic and Australian Rules footballer
  • Robert D. FitzGerald, surveyor, botanist
  • Rea Garvey, singer of Reamonn
  • Shane Guthrie, footballer
  • Christie Hennessy, singer/songwriter
  • Richard Johnson, President of Irish High Court
  • Tracey K, musician
  • Barry John Keane, footballer
  • Richard Kelliher, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Joan Kennelly, photographer and founder of Kerry's Eye
  • Pádraig Kennelly, founder and editor of Kerry's Eye
  • Joe Keohane, footballer
  • William Kirby, footballer
  • John Joseph Lee, an Irish historian and former senator
  • Gareth Mannix, sound engineer/producer
  • Savannah McCarthy, footballer for the Republic of Ireland women's national football team
  • David Moran, footballer
  • Maurice Moynihan, Governor of Central Bank
  • Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, poet
  • David O'Callaghan, footballer
  • Sean O'Callaghan, Provisional IRA member
  • Graham O'Connell, footballer
  • Denis O'Donnell, businessman
  • Patrick Denis O'Donnell, military/historian (and known locally as Paddy, or P.D.)
  • Dan O'Keeffe, footballer
  • John O'Keeffe, footballer
  • Arthur O'Leary, composer and pianist
  • Aisling O'Sullivan, actor
  • John O'Sullivan, rugby player
  • Ger Power, footballer
  • Declan Quill, footballer
  • Micheál Quirke, footballer
  • Boyle Roche, politician
  • Eric Roche, fingerstyle guitarist
  • Elise Sandes, Humanitarian
  • Billy Sheehan, footballer
  • Mikey Sheehy, footballer
  • Dan Spring, politician, footballer and rugby player
  • Dick Spring, politician, footballer and rugby player
  • Austin Stack, revolutionary and footballer
  • Barry John Walsh, footballer
  • Tommy Walsh, footballer

Tralee: Twinning

Tralee is twinned with the following places:

  • United States Westlake, Ohio, United States

Tralee: See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Kerry)
  • List of towns and villages in Ireland
  • Market Houses in Ireland
  • Banna Strand
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Tralee (UK Parliament constituency)

Tralee: References

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  2. "Tralee Legal Town Results". Central Statistics Office. 2011.
  3. Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York
  4. http://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/the-pikeman-of-tralee-a-tale-of-continuity-and-change/
  5. Harris, Major Henry Edward David (1968). The Irish regiments in the First World War. Mercier Press. pp. 216–217 (Appendix II).
  6. http://www.focuskerry.com/james/canal.html
  7. http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/looking-at-places/kerry/kerry-transport/tralee-ship-canal/
  8. http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/1999/01/27/00439.asp
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  10. http://www.histpop.org
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  13. Mokyr, Joel; O Grada, Cormac (November 1984). "New Developments in Irish Population History, 1700–1850". The Economic History Review. Volume. 37 (4): 473–488. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0289.1984.tb00344.x.
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  20. http://www.kerrycoco.ie/en/allservices/roads/n22traleebypass/thefile,7358,en.pdf
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  25. "Tralee Twins with Westlake, Ohio –". Town of Tralee. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010.
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