OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN IRELAND

French version

 

 Kerry the Kingdom in Tralee recounts 8,000 years of Irish and Kerry history. It comprises three attractions which together tell the story of Kerry from earliest times.

TRALEE - IRELAND’S ALL WEATHER CAPITAL


• “Kerry in Colour” :
a multi-image audio-visual presentation of the unique landscape of the area where settlements dating back 7,000 years to Mesolithic hunters and fishermen can be found. Later settlers included Celts and early Christians who lived in hill forts, oratories and beehive huts.

 

• The “Kerry County Museum” casts light on the artefacts and activities of the region’s former occupants through scale models and innovative audio visual displays. Visitors can learn about the fine art of Gaelic football at which Kerry excels, and watch a fascinating documentary entitled "Ireland 1914-1965", which recounts the country’s history between these dates as seen through the lens of the newsreel camera.

• “The Geraldine Experience” brings you face to face with the Geraldines, once the ruling family of south-west Munster, of which Tralee was the capital town. A time-car ride takes visitors through Medieval Tralee, passing through the gatehouse to the town into a reconstruction of the streets and houses of centuries past. Daily life in a Medieval market town is conjured up with lighting and sound effects, and specially fabricated smells. The ride is offered in 7 European languages plus Japanese, and great care has been taken to achieve historical accuracy.

Nowadays, Tralee is the capital of Kerry and is the gateway to the Dingle peninsula. Attractively situated on a bay, its festivals, folk theatre, and traditional music, all make a visit worthwhile.

Educational tools & preparing for your visit

FREE preparatory visit for teachers. Information available in French, German and English. Nearby is the famous Tralee & Dingle Steam Railway (1891-1953) now restored, between Tralee and Blennerville. During the tourist season, steam trains operate every hour on the half hour from 10.30 hour.

Tralee is a convenient base from which to explore the west of Ireland. Its location and cultural heritage as a Medieval town mean that it plays an important part in the life of the region. It is home to the National Folk Theatre which performs traditional music, song and dance, and there are a large number of cultural attractions to be visited.
To obtain a listing, telephone (066) 712 77 77.

Organize your trip

BOOKINGS
Kerry the Kingdom, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Contact : Booking Office
Telephone : (066) 712 77 77
Fax : (066) 712 74 44

OPENING TIMES
March-Oct. : 10.00-18.00
August : 10.00-19.00
Nov.-Dec. : 14.00-17.00
Jan.-Feb. : on request only

Length of visit : 1,5 hours
Last admission time : 16.30
Age range suitability : all ages

Useful address

Tralee Information Centre (All year)
Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Telephone : (066) 712 12 88
Fax : (066) 712 17 00

 

 

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