Things to do Locally

Local attractions/Leisure

Ballyseedy wood,  Turn left when exiting Cois Li B&B and walk for about 400 meters to enter the wood. Cross the wooden footbridge over the river Lea and follow the various footpaths through the 120 acre woodlands.  Along the Coach road you will see a selection of sculptures hewn from native beech from the woods and also the ruin of an old castle can be seen.  Good cycling trails also.

Ballyseedy Monument. Taking the N21 and at Ballygarry Junction turn right, drive for approx 900 meters and the monument is situated on the left side of the road. The monument was erected in memory of 8 people killed there during the irish civil war.

Ballyseede Castle/Hotel Ballyseede Castle, Tralee Ireland, is an impressive building and has a history dating back to the 1590’s. Wonderfully transformed into a hotel in 1965, Ballyseede Castle offers 23 ensuite-bedrooms, three function rooms and beautiful reception rooms complimented by enchanting formal gardens.

Siamsa Tire/ National Folk Theatre Tralee is the headquarters of Siamsa Tire (Ireland’s National Folk Theatre). Founded in 1974, the Siamsa Tíre mission is to reflect Ireland’s great wealth of music, dance and folklore on stage, through vibrant, colourful theatrical entertainment and to continue creating new folk theatre presentations, drawing on our traditions and a rich cultural reservoir.Presented through the medium of theatre, using traditional song, dance and mime/movement these Siamsa Tíre performances continue to receive standing ovations both from home and worldwide audiences, captivated perhaps by the appeal of a way of life from times past and by the intriguing Celtic resonance’s that are so much part of Irish heritage and traditions. Tel: 066 7123055

Ballyseedy Garden centre& Cafe Ballyseedy Home and Garden is an award-winning family run business set on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Tralee, Co. Kerry. One of the largest lifestyle and garden centres in Ireland, it has everything for all your home and garden needs. With the award winning Jam restaurant, Meadows and Byrne, Edinburgh Woollen Mills, Seancara Health food store, Interior design department, Designer landscapes, Beaver Log Cabins, Polydome Glasshouses and a state of the art Bord Bia 5* Garden Centre. Ballyseedy is fast becoming the premier destination in the south west of Ireland.

Crag Cave, Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 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 2 km off the N21.

Tralee Town Park Tralee Town Park is situated in the heart of the town and is a great place to bring the children. It’s hard to believe that you are right in the middle of Tralee town as the peace and quiet is unbelievable. To start off why not get the kids to do a nature walk around the park. This is quite a nice little walk and can be fun picking out the different trees. Children love the Garden of Senses, with its sculptures and fabulous plants. Then depending on the time of the year you visit, there is the most gorgeous smell of roses in bloom.  A new fountain has replaced the two old fountains in the park and the children’s play area has been relocated with lots of new play equipment installed.

Ashe Memorial Hall/Museum Built as local authority offices, the Ashe Memorial Hall sits at one end of Denny Street, dedicated to the memory of Thomas Ashe. The building is built of local sandstone and houses the Kerry Museum and a reconstruction of early Tralee.

Golf

We are spoilt for choice in Kerry with some of the best golf courses in Europe in our doorstep. There are a number of championship courses including Bally bunion and Killarney to pay as you play facilities in Dunloe and Dingle. Tralee Golf Club, the first course in Europe designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, has developed a superb 18-hole ‘links’ course at Barrow some 9 miles from Tralee. In addition there are a number of 9 hole courses within and around the town.Contact numbers for the major courses are listed below.

Horse riding/ equestrian

Tralee Equestrian centre offers guided tours of the West Kerry Peninsula.

Walking/cycling

Tralee offers excellent walking and cycling routes of all distances and difficulties to suit everyoneWoodland walks through Ballyseedy or Scotia’s Glen. Ship canal to Blennerville or to the SPA. Dingle way along the Slieve Mish MountainsSea views drive or cycle to Fennet and take peir walks.  See www.southwestwalksireland.com for more info.

Water-sports WATERWORLD : Sandy Bay, Castlegregory, (066) 7139292/ (087) 6791945; Surfing, Sailing, Windsurfing  JAMIE KNOX WATERSPORTS : The Maharees, Castlegregory. (066) 7139411/ (087) 6791945

Swimming Enjoy a swim at Tralee sports and leisure centre, (off listowel road). Free carparking. Open to the public.  Visit the Aqua Dome is one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworlds & Premier Tourist Attractions. The Aqua Dome offers tropical temperatures all year round and is a Great Day Out for all the family whatever the weather!

Bowling State of the art 10 pin bowling less than 1 mile from Cois Li (Manor East, turn left before the entrance to Manor West, retail park) Bowling Buddies

Theatre/ Cinema Tralee omniplex is a modern four screen film showing the latest film releases.


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