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Tralee, from the Irish meaning ‘strand of the Lee River’, is located in the heart of County Kerry and is the county town.

Tralee is known for the world-renowned Rose of Tralee International Festival which has been held annually every August since 1959.

The Rose Wall in the Town Park contains the names of every Rose who has contested the Rose of Tralee Festival since 1959.

Anglo-Normans founded the town in the 13th century, which became a stronghold of the Earls of Desmond.

The town was burnt down in 1580 during the Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth I.

A monument outside Tralee Courthouse of two cannons commemorates those Kerrymen who died in the Crimean War (1854–56) and the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

A statue of a Pikeman commemorating the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867 stands in Denny Street. It was first unveiled in 1905 but was destroyed by the Black and Tans in 1921. It was replaced in June 1939.

The Ashe Memorial Hall was built in 1928 at the end of Denny Street and is dedicated to the memory of Thomas Ashe, an Irish Volunteer officer in the Easter Rising of 1916.

Walkers have a choice of local walks including the Canal Bank Walk, Slí na Sláinte and a forest walk at Ballyseedy Wood.

The beautiful Tralee Golf Club is located about 9 miles outside the town, giving stunning views of Tralee Bay and the Dingle Peninsula.

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