which contains travel tips and advice to help you plan your trip to Tralee
The Institute of Technology, Tralee campuses are set amid the beauty of Kerry. Located in the South West of Ireland, the county of Kerry is renowned for its culture, music, arts and heritage. Throughout the year festivals and sporting events take place. ITT campus offers serenity and beauty, while the North Campus development provides state-of-the-art technology and resources. Our campus also features world class sporting facilities for among others Gaelic, soccer and athletic fields.
Tourism is major industry in Kerry with over 2 million visitors per year sampling the many scenic attractions, coastline, countryside, international cuisine and booming social scene. Major attractions include the National Park in Killarney with the historical Muckross House, Castlegregory beach where surfers can be found riding the waves year round.
If theatre and concerts are your thing you'll be spoiled for choice in Kerry. The Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, the National Events Centre offers top plays, musicals and concerts in state of the art facilities.
There is a great social scene in Kerry and Tralee. There has never been a shortage of pubs and clubs for the beer thirsty student. Don't take our word for it go out and discover the hidden gems in Kerry which will add to your student life.
Directions By Car From Dublin/Limerick If travelling by road you should take the N7 South from Dublin and follow directions to Tralee. If travelling from Limerick you can take the N21 or N69 and follow directions for Tralee.
From Cork/ Killarney If travelling by road from Cork take the N22 and follow directions to Tralee.
From Rosslare If travelling by road from Rosslare, take the N25 and follow directions to Tralee.
By Train The Institute is well served by a relatively inexpensive rail service. Special provision is made at weekends with coaches covering many routes not normally serviced by scheduled rail services. Through the Students Union Office, students can avail of a range of national and international student travel concessions. Tralee train station is a five minute walk from ITT and is in the centre of town.
By Bus ITT is well served by a range of relatively inexpensive bus services. Special provision is made at weekends with coaches covering many routes not normally serviced by scheduled bus services. Through the Students' Union Office, students can avail of a range of national and international student travel concessions. Students will find that the wide choice of bus transport makes Tralee accessible from all parts of Ireland.
First year students, especially, should familiarise themselves with public and private transport schedules which are published in the Institute and at the local Bus/Train Station.
Dublin Bus Station: +353 1 8366111 Cork Bus Station: +353 21 508188 Tralee Bus Station: +353 66 7123566
By Air Kerry International Airport is situated 20km from Tralee and has daily connections to Dublin (with Aer Arann) and London (with Ryanair from Stansted Airport, London and Frankfurt Hahn). A taxi from the airport to Tralee costs about €19.
If you arrive in Dublin Airport and do not wish to take a connecting flight to Kerry you should take the shuttle bus direct from the airport to Heuston Railway Station. From here you can take a train to Tralee. If you arrive in Cork Airport, you should take the bus to either the Train Station or the Bus Station. If you arrive in Shannon Airport, you should take a bus to Limerick and a connecting bus to Tralee.