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Banna is a fabulous blue flag beach near Tralee in County Kerry.

The several miles of sandy beach provide the perfect setting for a walk along the shore, while the beach is also a popular surfing destination.

The sand dunes here are a designated conservation area with rare plants and animals.

Shore fishing is also a popular activity in the vicinity.

Historically, Banna Strand is associated with Roger Casement who was captured there by British forces on 21 April 1916, having landed from a German U-Boat.

Casement was involved in an attempt to land arms for Irish Republicans from the German vessel the Aud.

In 1966, a monument was erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landing. A second man, Robert Monteith, is also remembered on the monument.

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