Visiting Kerry

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Are you planning to visit Siamsa Tíre, home of The National Folk Theatre of Ireland?

Siamsa Tíre is located in Tralee, the county capital of Kerry, which is Ireland’s leading destination for tourists, both national and international. This means that there are so many things to do and so much entertainment for you to enjoy here in Tralee, County Kerry.

Our Venue

Siamsa Tíre is conveniently located right beside the town park, near the centre of Tralee. We have ample parking in the Brandon Car Park adjacent to the theatre. And we are fully wheelchair accessible.

Our Town

After spending a few hours in our company immersed in the folk traditions of Ireland or one of our contemporary arts events, why not take some time to explore our town and discover just what there is to see and do in Tralee?

It’s a town that is steeped in history and culture. Back in the 1500s, it was a key location in the Desmond Rebellion, when the local Fitzgerald, Fitzmaurice, and Geraldine clans took on the might of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1916, Roger Casement was captured on nearby Banna Strand, attempting to land arms from Germany for use in the Easter Rising.

Tralee is located on the Wild Atlantic Way with many beaches to visit, the Kerry Camino and Kerry Greenway and a range of outdoor activities to choose from (Wild Water Adventures and more). For rainy days we also have a great range of fun family attractions including Kerry County Museum, Aquadome, Tralee Bay Wetlands, Bowling Buddies and more. To view our local treasures visit Tralee by the Sea.

If you are looking for some family fun this Christmas, Tralee is your answer. Christmas in Tralee

We also have some hand-picked recommendations for you, for places to stay, and restaurants where you can enjoy the fine food and drink of our region.

Our County

Tralee is also the ideal base from which to explore the rest of Kerry. It’s the gateway to the Dingle Peninsula, with its spectacular scenery, colourful towns and villages, and ancient Irish language.

It’s half an hour from Killarney, a town that established tourism in Kerry when Queen Victoria visited it in 1861. She was charmed by the town’s attractions and its proximity to a national park renowned for its native woodlands, serene lakes, and romantic ruins of abbeys and castles.

Half an hour in the other direction, you will find Listowel, a bustling market town that is known as the literary centre of Kerry.

Here in Ireland, Kerry is known as The Kingdom and the jewel in the crown of Ireland. If you’re planning on visiting Kerry, you have a treat in store. Once you experience just how much there is to see, do, and enjoy in the county, you’ll understand why we earned our royal title.

At Siamsa Tíre, we work with our local partners to create special offers that are designed to make your visit to Kerry even more memorable. The links in this section of our website will tell you more about the accommodation we recommend in and around Tralee as well as the restaurants where we suggest you enjoy a meal before attending one of our shows.

We hope you enjoy your time with us here in Kerry. Or as we say in Irish: bain súp as!