Ballyseede Castle is a great location from which to see many places and do many activities. Here are some ideas of places of interest and things to do whilst staying at Ballyseede Castle:
The castle is ideally located for touring both the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, which are two of the most scenic areas in Ireland. Enjoy the breath-taking, ever-changing scenery around the Lakes of Killarney, the Macgillycuddy Reeks and the Atlantic shoreline.
You will be spoilt for choice in Kerry with some of the best golf courses in Europe right on Ballyseede's doorstep. There are a number of championship courses, including Ballybunion and Killarney and pay-as-you-play facilities in Dunloe and Dingle.
The castle can organise horse riding over the Kerry mountains or on one of the dramatic beaches. A popular riding location in Kerry is the Gap of Dunloe, a narrow mountain pass with five lakes, each connected by the River Loe. As the winding road through “The Gap” is difficult some vehicles, horseback is an excellent way to explore.
Whether you prefer deep-sea fishing or just a gentle half-day's pleasure by any of the area's numerous lakes, this can be organised for you.
Tralee Aqua Dome:
Tralee Aqua Dome is one of Ireland's largest and most modern indoor water leisure facilities, incorporating a free-form leisure pool, waves, rapids, water slide and sauna suite. An outdoor adventure play area with crazy golf and model boats has recently been added.
Tralee’s Town Park, covering some 80 acres and located in the heart of the town, provides a quiet haven, which allows resident and visitor alike to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Its Rose Garden with its many unique varieties receives widespread acclaim. The park also contains a modern children’s playground and pets' corner.
Both the Dingle Way and the North Kerry Way commence in Tralee. There are many local walks in the town including the canal bank walk and the walk to Ballyseedy Wood. A new 6-mile walk known as "Slí na Sláinte" (meaning "Path to Health") has recently been developed around the town.
Boating and Angling:
A new 100-berth marina facility has been developed at Fenit, just 8 miles from Tralee, which is proving very popular as an overnight stop when sailing the west coast of Ireland. Fenit is also the home of Tralee Sailing Club and Tralee & Fenit Sea Angling Club, both of which have developed extensive clubhouse facilities.