Kerry's Capital


With a history that stretches back over 800 years, Tralee is Kerry's lively and beloved capital. Its name is a nod to the Lee River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Tralee Bay. This vibrant town, founded by Anglo-Normans in the 13th century, has evolved into a thriving hub where tradition meets progress. Today, Tralee is a place where you can discover an exciting mix of tourism, culture, art, and business, all designed to make both locals and visitors feel right at home.

In recent years, Tralee's commitment to education has continued to flourish, with the transformation of IT Tralee into the Munster Technological University (MTU), a development that has added to the town's vibrancy and academic excellence.. Alongside MTU, Tralee is witnessing a transformation in its industries, with technology, biotech, fintech, and more leading the way in innovation and economic growth.

Tralee is a treasure trove of attractions, from the internationally renowned International Rose of Tralee Festival to homegrown experiences like the Kerry County Museum, Siamsa Tire and an eclectic mix of independent shops, well-known brand stores, one-of-a-kind galleries, charming pubs, award-winning restaurants and cosy cafes. And let's not forget the miles of sandy beaches, nature trails, and hiking routes nearby that add to Tralee's appeal as a place to visit, work, and live. Tralee welcomes you with open arms, so come and experience the warmth of this wonderful town for yourself, where history meets innovation and tradition thrives alongside innovating industries.


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