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Tralee
Trá Lí
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"United Strength is Stronger"
Location
Irish grid reference
Q828141
Statistics
Province: Munster
County: County Kerry
Elevation: 37 m
Population (2006)
 - Town:
 - Environs:
 
20,288 
2,456
Website: www.tralee.ie

Tralee (Irish: Trá Lí) is the county town of County Kerry, in the south west corner of Ireland. The name Tralee comes from the Irish 'Trá Lí', or 'Trá Laoi', which means 'strand of the Lee' (river), although some believe it comes from the Irish 'Trá Liath' meaning 'grey strand'. The town is situated on the northern side of the neck of the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee is the largest town in Kerry. The town's population including suburbs was 22,744 in the 2006 census. Image File history File links Traleecrest. ... Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... GPS redirects here. ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... When under Gaelic rule, Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the túatha. ... Statistics Area: 24,607. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist, while several county names have changed. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ... Location map of the Dingle Peninsula The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: ), sometimes anglicized as Corkaguiney) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland. ...

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History

1798 Pikeman Monument
1798 Pikeman Monument
Tralee Courthouse
Tralee Courthouse
Ashe Memorial Hall
Ashe Memorial Hall

Situated at the confluence of some small rivers and adjacent to marshy ground at the head of Tralee Bay, Tralee is located at the base of a very ancient roadway that heads south over the Slieve Mish Mountains. On this old track is located Scotia's Grave, reputedly the burial place of an Egyptian Pharaoh's daughter. The Norman town was founded in the 13th century by Anglo-Normans and was a stronghold of the Earls of Desmond. A medieval castle and Dominican order Friary were located in the town. The mediaeval town was burnt in 1580 in retribution for the Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth I. Tralee was granted to Edward Denny by Elizabeth I in 1587 and recognised by royal charter in 1613. Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 238 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 238 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1935 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1935 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1906 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1906 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Anglo-Normans were the descendents of the Normans who ruled England following the conquest by William of Normandy in 1066. ... The title of Earl of Desmond has been held historically by lords in Ireland, first as a title outside of the peerage system and later as part of the English-controlled Peerage of Ireland. ... “Dominicans” redirects here. ... The Desmond Rebellions occurred in the 1569- 1573 and 1579-1583 in Munster in southern Ireland. ... Elizabeth I redirects here. ... For the ship of the same name, see Royal Charter (ship). ...


The name Edward recurs in the Denny family. In May 1795 the heir to the Denny estate, Sir Edward Denny, married Elizabeth Day, whose father (the future Judge Day) thereupon became principal trustee of the Denny estate. He restored the estate to solvency and provided for the succession rights to the estate with the Denny Act of Parliament (1806): this was necessary as Edward's predecessor, his brother Barry, was shot in a duel in 1794, and as he and his wife were childless to that point his death transferred the possibility of successors to his brother Sir Alice. Judge Day authored famous diaries of that period as well as charges to Irish grand juries, which he published during his life. Denny may refer to: The given name or nickname of several notable people: Denny Doherty, former member of the folk group The Mamas & the Papas Denny Hastert, American politician and former Speaker of the House Denny Hulme, race car driver Denny McLain, American professional baseball player Dennis Denny ONeil...


A monument commemorating the 1798 rebellion - a statue of a Pikeman by Albert Power - stands in Denny Street. (Redirected from 1798 rebellion) The Irish Rebellion of 1798 or 1798 rebellion as it is known locally, was an uprising in 1798, lasting several months, against the British establishment in Ireland. ... A pike is a pole weapon once used extensively by infantry principally as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults. ...


The modern layout of Tralee was created in the 19th century. Denny Street, a wide Georgian street was completed in 1826 on the site of the old castle.


Tralee courthouse was designed by Sir Richard Morrison and built in 1835. It has a monument of two cannons commemorating those Kerrymen who died in the Crimean war (1854-1856) and the Indian Rebellion (1857). Combatants Allies: Second French Empire British Empire Ottoman Empire Kingdom of Sardinia Russian Empire Bulgarian volunteers Casualties 90,000 French 35,000 Turkish 17,500 British 2,194 Sardinian killed, wounded and died of disease ~134,000 killed, wounded and died of disease The Crimean War (1853–1856) was fought... Belligerents Rebellious East India Company Sepoys, 7 Indian princely states, deposed rulers of the independent states of Oudh, Jhansi Some Indian civilians. ...


The Ashe Memorial Hall sits at one end of Denny Street, dedicated to the memory of Thomas Ashe - an Irish Volunteers officer in the Easter Rising of 1916. The building is built of local sandstone and houses the Kerry Museum and a reconstruction of early Tralee. Thomas Ashe Thomas Ashe (12 January 1885 – 25 September 1917) born in Lispole, County Kerry, Ireland, a teacher, was a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood as well as a founding member of the Irish Volunteers. ... Irish Volunteers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Combatants Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, Irish Republican Brotherhood British Army Royal Irish Constabulary Commanders Patrick Pearse, James Connolly Brigadier-General Lowe General Sir John Maxwell Strength 1250 in Dublin, c. ...


Tralee saw much violence during the Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War in 1919-1923. In November 1920, the Black and Tans besieged Tralee in revenge for the IRA abduction and killing of two Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) men. The Tans closed all the businesses in the town and did not let any food in for a week. In addition they burned several houses and all businesses connected with Irish Republican Army (IRA) activists. In the course of the week, they shot dead three local people. The incident caused major international outcry when reported by the press, who wrote that near famine conditions were prevailing in Tralee by the end of the week. Combatants Irish Republic United Kingdom Commanders Michael Collins Richard Mulcahy Cathal Brugha Important local IRA leaders Henry Hugh Tudor Strength Irish Republican Army c. ... The Irish Civil War (June 28, 1922 – May 24, 1923) was a conflict between supporters and opponents of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 6, 1921, which established the Irish Free State, precursor of todays Republic of Ireland. ... For other senses of the term, see Black and tan (disambiguation). ... The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was one of Irelands two police forces in the early twentieth century, alongside the Dublin Metropolitan Police. ... This article is about the historical army of the Irish Republic (1919–1922) which fought in the Irish War of Independence 1919–21, and the Irish Civil War 1922–23. ...


In August 1922, during the Irish Civil War, Irish Free State troops landed at nearby Fenit and then took Tralee from its Anti-Treaty garrison. Nine pro-Treaty and three anti-Treaty soldiers were killed in fighting in the town before the anti-Treaty forces withdrew. However the republicans continued a guerilla campaign in the surrounding area. In March 1923 an infamous atrocity was carried out by Free State troops near Tralee when nine anti-treaty IRA prisoners were taken from the prison in Tralee and blown up with a land mine at nearby Ballyseedy. Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The final phase of the Irish Civil War (October 1922 - May 1923) degenerated into a series of atrocities that left a lasting legacy of bitterness in Irish politics. ...


Tourism

Tralee is a major tourism destination and has seen some €55 million of tourism investment over the past several years. The town has developed a range of quality all weather visitor attractions. Tralee is also famous for the Rose of Tralee International Festival which is held annually in August.-1...


Places of interest

  • Kerry County Museum – incorporating the theme park 'Kerry: The Kingdom' and an exhibit which depicts life in medieval Geraldine Tralee.
  • Siamsa Tire-Folk theatre – offering traditional music and plays in Irish.
  • Blennerville Windmill located about 2 km outside the town, Ireland's largest still functioning windmill.
  • Tralee Aquadome - A large indoor water leisure facility with a mini-golf course, located near Fels point, just off the Dan Spring road, at the Western exit from the town. The Sliabh Mish mountain range acts as a pretty backdrop to the site.
  • Tralee-Dingle Railway - Departures also take place from the Aquadome site for trips on the restored part of the old Tralee to Dingle Railway. Local enthusiasts have brought back an original Hunslet steam engine from the USA to relive the days when the Tralee to Dingle line carried goods and passengers along the famous narrow-gauge picturesque route before it was finally closed in 1953. Visitors can take a short train ride in carriages imported from Spain pulled by the puffing Hunslet a few kilometres out to the Tralee Bay village of Blennerville. Here the restored Blennerville Windmill and Museum house a fascinating look into Tralee's historical past as a gateway to the new world in the 19th century. Nearby the Windmill stands the yard where the Jeanie Johnston wooden sailing ship replica was completed in 2002. The new Jeanie Johnston ship is now based in Dublin city docklands.

Kerry County Museum is a museum located in Tralee, County Kerry in Ireland. ... Siamsa Tire (Irish) is Irelands National Folk Theatre located in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. ... Blennerville Windmill Sir Rowland Blennerhassett built the ```Blennerville Windmill``` in 1800, by 1846 the windmill had fallen in ruins. ... The Tralee and Dingle Light Railway was a 31 mile narrow gauge (3 foot) railway running between Tralee and Dingle in County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland. ...

Archaeological sites

  • Scotia's Grave - reputedly the grave of a daughter of Neferhotep I, Egyptian Pharaoh, 13th Dynasty, about 1800 BCE. She is also known as Scota.
  • Casement's Fort - an ancient Ring Fort where Roger Casement was hiding when arrested.
  • Sheela na Gig - now located in the Christian Round Tower at Rattoo, a few km north of Tralee.
  • Monument to Saint Brendan the Navigator at Fenit, the port of Tralee - with reproductions of ancient Irish structures
  • Cathair Cun Rí - Iron Age Fort overlooking Tralee Bay

nomen or birth name King Neferhotep I was an Egyptian king of the Thirteenth Dynasty. ... Scota, in Irish mythology and pseudohistory, was an Egyptian princess to whom the Gaels traced their ancestry, explaining the name Scoti, applied by the Romans to Irish raiders. ... Roger David Casement (Irish: ;[1] 1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916), known as Sir Roger Casement, CMG between 1905 and July 1916, was an Irish patriot, poet, revolutionary and nationalist by inclination. ... Sheela-na-Gigs or Sheela Na Gigs are grotesque figurative carvings of naked females displaying an exaggerated vulva. ... Saint Brendan, (484 (?) – 577 (?)) called the Navigator, is one of the early Irish monastic saints whose legends have overshadowed their history. ... Fenit is a village with a mixed function sea port, close to Tralee Town in County Kerry, in the South West of Ireland. ... Tralee Bay is located in on the west coast of County Kerry, Ireland. ...

Transport

Roads

Tralee is served by National Primary and Secondary roads as well as local routes.


National primary routes:

National secondary routes: The N21 road is a National Primary Route in Ireland, forming part of the overall route from Limerick to Tralee. ... This article is about the city. ... The N22 is a road in Ireland through Kerry and Cork counties, from Tralee in the west through Killarney, Macroom and Ballincollig to Cork City in the east. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ...

Regional roads: A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... For the Canadian community, see Listowel, Ontario. ... Foynes (Faing in Irish) is a small town and major port in County Limerick in the midwest of Ireland, located at the edge of hilly land on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary. ... This article is about the city. ... A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Ring of Kerry The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. ... Iveragh is a peninsula of County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... A National Secondary Road (Irish: Bóthar Náisiúnta den Dara Grád) is a category of road in the Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q445012 Statistics Province: Munster County: Population (2006) 1,920  John Street, Dingle Dingle (Irish: or ) is a town in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic coast some 50 km west-south-west of Tralee and 80 km west-north...

A Regional Road in the Republic of Ireland is a class of road not forming a major route (such as a National Primary Route, or National Secondary Route), but nevertheless forming a link in the national road network. ... Ballybunion (Irish: Baile an Bhuinneánaigh) is a coastal village in County Kerry, Ireland, 15 km (9 miles) from the town of Listowel. ...

Rail

There is a train service to Killarney, Cork and Dublin operated by the national railway operator Iarnród Éireann. Tralee railway station, originally named Tralee South, was opened on 18 July 1859.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Current Iarnród Eireann (Irish Rail) intercity rail network An IÉ commuter train at Tara Street Station, Dublin, 2006 IÉ no. ... Tralee railway station serves the town of Tralee in County Kerry. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Bus

A dedicated bus terminal was built in 2007. Tralee bus station is a regional hub forBus Éireann who provide bus connections to Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork, Killarney and to Dingle. Bus Éireann, or Irish Bus, provides bus services in the Republic of Ireland with the exception of those operated entirely within the Dublin Region, which are provided by Dublin Bus. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference M300256 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Dáil Éireann: Galway West European Parliament: North-West Dialling Code: 091 Postal District(s): G Area: 50. ... This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q445012 Statistics Province: Munster County: Population (2006) 1,920  John Street, Dingle Dingle (Irish: or ) is a town in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic coast some 50 km west-south-west of Tralee and 80 km west-north...


Air

Kerry International Airport located in Farranfore between Tralee and Killarney provides air services to Dublin, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Frankfurt Hahn. Kerry Airport (IATA Airport Code: KIR), often called Farranfore Airport, is an airport in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sea

The local port for Tralee is Fenit, about 10 km west of the town on the north side of the estuary. Catering for ships of up to 17,000 tonnes, the port is a picturesque mixed-use harbour with fishing boats and a thriving marina (136 berths). Fenit is a village with a mixed function sea port, close to Tralee Town in County Kerry, in the South West of Ireland. ...


Local media

Newspapers and magazines:

  • Kerry's Eye
  • The Kerryman
  • The Kingdom
  • Tralee Times

Local radio: The Kerryman is a weekly local broadsheet newspaper published in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ...

Radio Kerry is a full service, licensed radio station that operates from the franchise area of County Kerry in Southwest Ireland. ...

Sport

  • John Mitchels GAA Club is based in the Boherbee area of Tralee.
  • Kerins O'Rahilly's Gaelic Athletic Association club are based in the Strand Road area of the town.
  • Tralee Mitchels is a former Gaelic Athletic Association club.
  • Austin Stacks is based at the top of the rock and is famous for players like Mikey Sheehy, Ger Power and Kieran Donaghy. They wear black and amber.
  • Tralee Harriers Athletics Club

There is also a strong Basketball tradition in the Tralee area with Tralee Tigers being the most well known although St. Brendan's have a bigger youth selection. Tigers play in the National League and Cup while St. Brendan's play in league 1. In soccer there is St Brendan's Park, Kingdom Boys, Tralee Celtic and Tralee Dynamos. John Mitchels are a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. ... Kerins ORahillys are a Gaelic Athletic Association club from Tralee County Kerry, Ireland. ... For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ... Austin Stacks is a Gaelic Football club based in Tralee in Kerry. ... Kieran Donaghy is an Irish Gaelic footballer for Kerry. ...


Education

In common with all parts of Ireland, most schools at all levels in Tralee are managed and owned by the churches. Tralee Educate Together School is secular, and is neither owned nor managed by any church and is growing in popularity. At secondary level most schools are explicitly Roman Catholic in ethos, except Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tobar Mhaigh Dor.


Primary:

  • Tralee Educate Together, Killeen
  • CBS (Mhuire na Mbraithre), Clounalour
  • St Mary's, Moyderwell
  • Presentation, Castle Street
  • St John's, Ashe Street
  • St John's, Balloonagh
  • Holy Family, Balloonagh
  • Scoil Mhic Easmainn, Rath Ronain
  • St Ita’s and St Joseph’s, Balloonagh (Special Needs)

Secondary:

  • St Mary's CBS (The Green)
  • Tralee Community College, Clash
  • Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk
  • Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tobar Mhaigh Dor
  • Presentation Secondary School, Castle Street
  • Brookfield College, Oak Park

Third Level:

Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) is third-level educational institution located in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. ...

Hospitals

  • Kerry General Hospital
  • The Bon Secours Hospital

People

Famous Tralee people include:

Saint Brendan, (484 (?) – 577 (?)) called the Navigator, is one of the early Irish monastic saints whose legends have overshadowed their history. ... Father Leonard Eugene Boyle (November 13, 1923 – October 25, 1999) was a Canadian scholar in medieval studies and palaeography and was first North American Prefect of the Vatican Library in Rome from 1984 to 1997. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Reamonn is a German rock band, that is well known all over Europe. ... Maurice Gerard Moynihan, (December, 1902-August 21, 1999, was a senior Irish civil servant[1], co-drafter of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland, Secretary of the Government of the Irish Free State in 1937, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland in 1960, and Knight Commander of the Papal Order... OCallaghan pictured on the cover of his first book, The Informer Sean OCallaghan is a former member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who became an informer for the Garda Síochána (The Republic of Ireland State Police Force) and who was later debriefed by the UK... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Denis ODonnell (May 28, 1875 - June 16, 1933) was a well-know entrepreneur in County Kerry, Ireland, in the early 1900s. ... Patrick Denis ODonnell, (January 9, 1922–January 1, 2005), was a well-known Irish military historian, writer, former UN peace-keeper, and retired Commandant of the Irish Defence Forces. ... Sir Boyle Roche (1743 - 1807) was an Irish politician. ... Dan Spring (born 1910, died 1988) was an Irish politician who represented the constituency of Kerry North in the Irish parliament, the Dáil, from 1943 to 1981. ... Richard Spring (born August 29, 1950 in Tralee County Kerry), is a businessman and former senior Irish politician. ... Austin Stack (December 7, 1879 - April 27, 1929) was an Irish revolutionary. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

Politics

In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ...

See also

Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in the Republic of Ireland. ... This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ... Market Houses are a notable feature of many Republic of Ireland towns with varying styles of architecture, size and ornamentation making for a most interesting feature of the streetscape. ... Tralee Bay is located in on the west coast of County Kerry, Ireland. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Tralee station. Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Maps

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Institute of Technology, Tralee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (281 words)
Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) is a college located in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland originally called Regional Technical College, Tralee, it was established in 1977.
The institute has two campuses, the north campus located in Dromtacker, Tralee and the south campus located in Clash, Tralee, approximately 1.5 miles apart.
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