IT’S A great day for the parish.
IN NEWS that is sure to delight residents of the town, Tralee has today been named as the best large tourism town in Ireland at the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns awards.
Through the help of local volunteer groups and work done by the various tourism organisations and businesses in the area, the town managed to beat off stiff competition in Cobh, Kilkenny and neighbours Killarney to claim the prestigious accolade.
Judges for the award were quick to make note in their comments of the beautiful and wonderfully colourful town centre and the the well maintained traditional shop fronts.
They were equally impressed with the wide array of parks and attractions on offer for tourists such as the Aqua Dome, Tennis courts, Museum’s, Siamsa Tire, the Kerry Camino, accommodation, cafes, pubs, and eateries, extensive shopping that are all a stones’ throw from each other.
On the back of the prestige garnered by winning, the town will now receive a certificate and a grant of €5,000 towards further development in the tourism sector.
“In Kerry, tourism is everybody’s business and in Tralee almost 1,000 people are now directly employed in tourism related enterprises,” said Kieran Ruttledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance and Tralee Tidy Towns, when accepting the award on the town’s behalf.
Check out the promotional video for Tralee below…