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Tralee Town Park

The air is perfumed with rose varieties blooming in this peaceful retreat, a perfect place to catch up with Tralee’s literary greats.

Take a pleasant stroll through Tralee Town Park. Find a fountain, garden of the senses, playground, walking trails and a renowned rose garden spreading its fragrance in the air around you.

In one of the largest public city parks in Ireland, explore 35 acres (14 hectares) of manicured gardens and paths. Walk or jog and enjoy the serenity. The rose garden has an area of 3 acres (1.2 hectares) and showcases 35 gorgeous varieties of every color. In the Garden of the Senses, walk among modern sculptures evoking Ireland’s ancient past and paying tribute to sight, sound, taste and touch.

The Rose of Tralee is a ballad from the 19th century telling of one man’s love for a young nanny named Mary. Legend says that the ballad was written by young William, who was a wealthy merchant. Social differences made the relationship a forbidden love. In Tralee Town Park, visit the statue of William and Mary, surrounded by a commemorative glass wall, inscribed with the names of all past and present women, known as “Roses,” who have competed for the coveted title during the summertime Rose of Tralee International Festival. Contestants from around the world participate in this event, held annually since 1959.   

Look for other monuments, including one to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and a modern limestone sculpture depicting a magical blacksmith. Walk on the grounds of the former castle, residence of the Denny family, which was torn down to make way for Denny Street in the early 19th century. Also in Tralee Town Park, find the headquarters of the Irish National Folk Theatre, Siamsa Tíre, which hosts performances and art exhibitions.

Tralee Town Park is a unique and beautiful escape from the busy town center, at its loveliest when all the roses are in bloom. It hosts important events for the town including the midsummer Tralee Garden Festival and a regular Parkrun on the weekends. After your stroll through the roses, visit the Kerry County Museum next door. Tralee Town Park is next to the beloved St. John the Baptist Church.


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Lodging Near Tralee Town Park

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The Ashe Hotel $112
The Ashe Hotel

The Ashe Hotel

Maine Street, Tralee
     
    4.8
    of 5, from 137 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Tralee, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wellspring Gallery, Bin Ban Gallery, and St. John's Parish. Georgian House Visitor Centre and Kerry County Museum are also within 10 minutes.

    The Rose Hotel $135
    The Rose Hotel

    The Rose Hotel

    Dan Spring Road, Tralee
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 315 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Tralee, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Folk Theatre, Aqua Dome, and Tralee Town Park. Wellspring Gallery and Tralee Bay Wetlands are also within 15 minutes.

      Ballyseede Castle $168
      Ballyseede Castle

      Ballyseede Castle

      Ballyseede, Tralee
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 103 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Tralee, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ballymacelligott Church and Ballyseedy Memorial. Chute Hall Ogham Stones and Tralee Workhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        The Grand Hotel $105
        The Grand Hotel

        The Grand Hotel

        Denny Street, Tralee
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 240 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Tralee, this hotel is steps from Wellspring Gallery and St. John's Parish. Kerry County Museum and Tralee Town Park are also within 5 minutes.

          Brandon Hotel Tralee
          Brandon Hotel Tralee

          Brandon Hotel Tralee

          Princes Street, Tralee
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 4 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Tralee, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of National Folk Theatre, Georgian House Visitor Centre, and Kerry County Museum. Bin Ban Gallery and Tralee Town Park are also within 10 minutes.

            Benners Hotel $97
            Benners Hotel

            Benners Hotel

            Upper Castle Street, Tralee
               
              4.1
              of 5, from 87 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Tralee, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. John's Parish and Wellspring Gallery. Kerry County Museum and Bin Ban Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

              The Park Georgian House $84
              The Park Georgian House

              The Park Georgian House

              15 Denny Street, Tralee
                 
                4.6
                of 5, from 26 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in Tralee, this bed & breakfast is steps from Wellspring Gallery, Kerry County Museum, and Tralee Town Park. St. John's Parish and National Folk Theatre are also within 5 minutes.

                Tralee Holiday Lodge $69
                Tralee Holiday Lodge

                Tralee Holiday Lodge

                Mary Street, Tralee
                   
                  3.5
                  of 5, from 53 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Tralee, this bed & breakfast is steps from National Folk Theatre, Georgian House Visitor Centre, and Kerry County Museum. Tralee Town Park and Bin Ban Gallery are also within 5 minutes.