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Tralee, Kerry

county kerryTralee is the county town of Kerry and Ireland's 7th largest town. It is home to the world-famous Rose of Tralee Festival in mid August every year.

The Rose Festival first began in Tralee in 1959 and "Roses" from all over the world compete in this glamorous pageant.

Tralee is also a bustling tourism and commercial town with many historic buildings, visitor centres and parks. Other visitor attractions include the historic Blennerville Windmill and Steam Railway, Aqua Dome Waterworld, Kerry County Museum and Siamsa Tíre - the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

Whether you want to catch the Rose of Tralee festival or stay in Tralee for your Irish holiday you can choose from the special offers above for accommodation in Tralee.

The Rose of Tralee
By William Pembroke Mulchinock

An extract from the beautifully melodic 'Rose of Tralee' song, which is performed every year to the winning Rose of Tralee contestant as she is crowned with her tiara:

The pale moon was rising above the green mountain
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea
When I strayed with my love to the pure crystal fountain
That stands in beautiful vale of Tralee.

She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer
Yet, 'twas not her beauty alone that won me
Oh no! 'Twas the the truth in her eye ever dawning
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.


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