Tralee, made famous for The Rose of Tralee International Festival has all the things you would expect from Kerry’s capital town. Step back to 1450 where you can get ‘down and dirty’ with the citizens of Tralee or solve a medieval murder mystery, then The Kerry County Museum is right up your street. Check out the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Siamsa Tíre, for some toe tapping Irish Culture. You never know, you might even pick up an Irish Dance step or two.
If you haven’t got the courage to brave the Atlantic then Tralee has numerous swimming pools where the temperature may be more to your liking. BUT, nothing quite compares to a dip in the Maharees.
We all know that Kids rule holidays. They will have lots to do in Tralee with the Tralee Bay Wetlands, The Aqua Dome and The Playdium.
Feel the sand between your toes. This area of the Wild Atlantic Way has the longest beach in Ireland, twelve miles in total, stretching from the Maharees, through Castlegregory and on to Cloghane. Of course, with twelve miles of beach there are going to be lots and lots of outdoor activities. You are really spoilt for choice; water sports of all sorts, horse riding and angling. If all this sound like too much exertion, don’t sweat it, there are lots of great pubs and restaurants to mingle with the locals (be warned, there are some great characters in this region, it could possibly lead to a very long night).
If you are planning your trip around September, make sure to take in the Camp Annual Sheep Fair, which rumour has it, is the oldest surviving sheep fair in Ireland dating back to the 18th century.
Glentenassig Forest is one of Kerry’s greatest kept secrets, and if we were 100% honest, we would probably like to keep it this way. This peaceful spot has streams, lakes, forest, waterfalls and dramatic cliffs. I’m sure if Lord of the Rings knew about this they would be here within 24 hours!!
If walking is your game, you’ve picked the right place to play.
Want to act Saintly by following the Pilgrim trail of St Brendan? Starting at St. John’s Church in Tralee, passing through Annascaul (home to Tom Crean) and Camp (that’s us) and ending in St. John’s Church, Dingle. For full bragging rights, register at Tralee Tourist Office, pick up a log book and stop off along the way to collect your walker’s stamps.
For more see The Kerry Camino website www.kerrycamino.com so be sure to come back and book your first night’s stay with us.
We may be a bit biased but we can confidently say that County Kerry contains some of Ireland's most iconic scenery. There is so much to see and do from this small county of less than 2,000 square miles. With rugged sea cliffs and soft golden strands, stone walls kissing grasses of 40 shades of green, peppered by mushy bogs and empowering mountain ranges, Kerry will excite your mind and body.
From golfers to walkers and surfers to spa goers, Kerry has you covered.
Now, the people of Kerry, we can’t tell if it our inquisitive nature (some may call it nosiness) or our genuine love of people but we love to host. Tourism is simply in our DNA.
Critically acclaimed Dingle band, Walking on Cars, love their home on the Wild Atlantic Way and have even pinned a song about it. Have a listen https://youtu.be/Jd3F3WYlKZE
Even Chris Evans from Top Gear LOVED Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula
If you do only one thing when you visit Coach Field Camp, that’s take a stroll on one of the numerous walking trails that we are blessed to have on our doorstep. Here are just a few within close proximity but there are plenty more. For more inspiration visit www.activeme.ie