Finnegan's Holiday Hostel
17 Denny Street, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
More about Tralee
The Aquadome in 2003
Sean Og’s Bar (from Carn.com)
Front of St. Jude's B&B
Travel Tips for Tralee
There are two things that were very noticable and unexpected during this visit:
1. Every place we went has stairways, especially the private homes- steep stairways! Get in shape before you go! And you have to be prepared to help young children if you have them with you: we caught Abbie mid-tumble down the stairs at the B&B.
2. Nowhere during the entire visit- homes or businesses- had a toilet that worked as efficiently as we're accustomed to in the USA. This was quite awkward on more than one occasion.
Every place we went also was heated by radiators in the rooms- something that most of us in the USA find unfamiliar now. This actually didn't present any problems, and the rooms were nicely warm & comfortable. It was just an unexpected finding.
Tralee is located at the gateway of the Dingle Peninsula, so you could easily take a bus or a car down to the Kerry Gaeltacht towns of Ventry and Dingle. The scenery is beautiful - I took this photo on a school trip to Dingle. This strip of land is known as An Gaeltacht because Irish is spoken daily here. I've created a Dingle page, if you want to read more about it
Stopped in Tralee in county Kerry for a night before heading to Dingle and the ring of Kerry. Its a big town, nothing major going on but a good base for exploring Kerry. Dunnes is the general store which was the only place open on Good Friday! so, I liked it! and they do lovely bacon and sausage butties for just 1.14 euro! bargain!
Dingle Peninsula - stunning scenery, take the car and be amazed at the coastline!
Ring of Kerry - very busy with tourist traffic, nice green scenery again!