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Things To Do in Kerry

Golfing 

Tralee Golf Course 
Located on sandy seaside turf, this is a rose of a course offering sweeping views of oceans and mountains. 

Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club 
Famed for its spectacular scenery, its VIP playing guest list and the intoxicating hospitality of the Kerry people, the Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club has now established itself as the "must play" course of any golfer visiting Ireland's south west. 

Dingle Golf Links, Ceann Sibeal 
Championship Links. Each hole on this magnificent links is carved from the natural landscape of one of the most unspoiled parts of Europe, with hazards laid down long before the game of golf was dreamt of, including a winding "burn" that twists and turns through the entire course. 

Dooks Golf Links 
For the golfer who is seeking a beautiful and tranquil environment to enjoy good golf. Dooks presents a convincing case. 

Castle Island Golf Club 
A new parkland course, built on 200 acres, with modern sand-based greens and tees. This excellent course is built to the highest championship standards, which allows the course to be played throughout the year. 

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club 
Nestled amongst the splendour of the famous lakes of Killarney and with the spectacular backdrop of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range, lies three unique Lakeside Courses to challenge you. 

Walking 
Tralee’s Town Park covering some 80 acres and located in the heart of the town provides a quiet haven which allows resident and visitor alike to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Its Rose Garden with its many unique varieties receives widespread acclaim. The Park also contains a modern children’s playground and pets corner. 

Slí na Sláinte 
Slí na Sláinte is a health promotion initiative aimed at encouraging people of all ages and abilities to walk for pleasure and good health. Since its introduction by the Irish Heart Foundation in 1996, Sli has grown to include a network of almost 140 walking routes around the country. These are marked by bright colourful poles at Km intervals. 

The North Kerry Way 
-"Slí Chiarraí Thuaidh" in Irish - is one of Ireland's long-distance pathways approved by the National Waymarked Ways Committee. Its total length is 48 km (near enough to 29 miles). Average walkers should find little difficulty in completing it in two days, but it can be broken up into shorter stages. 

The Dingle Way 
This walk completes a circuit of the Dingle Peninsula, starting and finishing in the capital of Kerry - Tralee. The trail is 179km long and takes an adult who is reasonably fit an average of 8-9 days to walk. 

Beaches 
Nature has blessed Kerry with a wonderful number and variety of beaches, several of them just a short drive from Tralee. The vast expanses of Banna to the north and Derrymore to the west are hugely popular. Likewise Ballybunion and Maherees, where the delights of sea and sand are augmented by a diversity of entertainments and seasports. 

The bonus is that many of the county’s beaches have safety and cleanliness endorsement in the form of European Flags. The County Council has worked hard to secure those flags. Among other things, they have installed resident lifeguards at Maherees, Banna, Derrynane, Ventry, Inch, Ballybunion North and South, Ballyheigue, Fenit, Ballinskelligs, White Strand (Cahirciveen) and Rossbeigh. Understandably, the Council is proud that Kerry has more Blue Flags (14) than any other county. Note, by the way, that Fenit Marina also boasts a Blue Flag and is one of only four marinas in Ireland with the distinction. 

Boating & Angling 
A new 100-berth marina facility has been developed at Fenit, just 8 miles from Tralee. Fenit is also the home of Tralee Sailing Club and Tralee & Fenit Sea Angling Club both of whom have developed extensive clubhouse facilities. 

The recently rehabilitated Tralee & Fenit ship canal further enhances opportunities for water based leisure activities in and about the town. Fenit, Banna and Ballyheigue Blue Flag beaches are all within easy reach of Tralee also. 

Racing: 

Horses 
Listowel Races 

Killarney Races 

Greyhounds 
Kingdom Greyhound Stadium 
Regular Race nights Friday & Saturdays (Tuesdays from May – Sept) 

Horse Riding: 
We can organise horse riding over the Kerry mountains or on one of our dramatic beaches. 
Padraig Hayes Tel: 066 7117800 / 087 2629292 
Kennedy’s, Ballyard Tel: 066 26453 
El Rancho, Ballyard Tel: 066 21840 

Theatre & The Arts 

Siamsa Tire 
Siamsa Tíre’s 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. 
Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion 

Festivals 

Rose of Tralee International Festival. 
The Rose of Tralee Festival is fundamentally about bringing together, the global Irish community in a celebration of Irish culture and a sharing of the experience of Irish people and their descendants throughout the world 
As well as street theatre, family entertainment, live music and concerts, the Festival incorporates the Rose of Tralee Selection which takes place over two nights. The event is televised live on RTE and was the third most watched programme in Ireland last year with over 1 million viewers tuning in on night two. Thousands of people visit from all over the world to experience the entertainment, parades, fireworks and fun, as well as to witness who will be crowned Rose of Tralee from the Roses who have travelled to the festival from the Americas, the UK and Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia and of course Ireland 

Samhlíocht Chiarrai 
Celebrating the Art of Kerry’s Imagination 

Kerry County Museum 
Kerry County Museum brings to life the story of Kerry from the earliest times to the present day. Priceless treasures are on display in the Museum, illustrating the rich heritage of the county. Travel back 600 years in the Geraldine Experience and you will see, hear and smell medieval Tralee. Kerry in Colour takes you on a panoramic visual tour, showing you the people and places of the Kingdom of Kerry. 

Blennerville Windmill 
Blennerville is Ireland´s only commercially operated windmill. It is also the tallest of its kind in Europe: 21.3 metres high. This 18th century windmill is now open to the public. There are many fascinating workings to be seen as the giant sails turn. The adjoining building houses interesting exhibitions on emigration and The History of Milling. 

Aquadome 
Tralee Aquadome is one of Ireland’s largest and most modern indoor water leisure facilities incorporating a free form leisure pool, waves, rapids, water slide and sauna suite. An outdoor adventure play area with crazy golf and model boats has recently been added. 

Outdoor/Adventure 

Preadator Paintball 
Predator Paintball is the most stimulating adrenaline packed game of our time. It is the ultimate high tech pursuit sport ever conceived, given an action packed day of teamwork, strategy a skill never to be forgotten. A day of predator will be the best day of your life. In Predator Wargame it's a case of ATTACK or be ATTACKED, AMBUSH or be AMBUSHED, SHOOT or be SHOT. 

Cappanlea Outdoor Adverture Centre 
Courses are run at either introductory or at more advanced levels of proficiency. So whether you are young or not so young, whether you are fit or not quite so fit, whether you are by yourself or with a group........Cappanalea is the place for you. 

Ballyloughran Outdoor Adventure Centre 
Ballyloughran centre has first class indoor, including a leisure complex, and outdoor facilities to offer visitors interested in an active holiday. The leisure complex includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and gymnasium and outdoors you can partake of tennis, canoeing, crazy golf, pitch & putt, orienteering etc. Fully qualified instructors are available for all activities.

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