How can I apply to take part in the Rose of Tralee International Festival?
Rose of Tralee International Festival applications are open now for 2023. Find out more information here: https://roseoftralee.ie/apply-to-the-rose-of-tralee/
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How do I get to Tralee?
Trains run frequently between Dublin and Tralee, and also Cork to Tralee and Limerick to Tralee. For full details of train times and services visit www.irishrail.ie
Tralee Rail Station: +353 (0)66 712 3522
Dublin Rail Station: +353 (0)1 836 6222
Cork Rail Station: +353 (0)21 506 766
Bus services run frequently between Tralee and most major cities. For a full list of services and bus timetables, visit the Bus Éireann website at www.buseireann.ie
Tralee Bus Station: +353 (0)66 712 3566
Dublin Bus Station: +353 (0)1 836 6111
Cork Bus Station: +353 (0)21 508 188
Kerry International Airport is situated at Farranfore (between Tralee and Killarney) and the journey time from the airport to Tralee is around 20 minutes. The airport handles direct flights from Dublin, London and Germany. Alternatively, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport are both approximately a 2 hour drive from Tralee, and both have bus services direct to Tralee.
Kerry International Airport: +353 (0)66 976 4350
Dublin International Airport: +353 (0)1 814 1111
Cork International Airport: +353 (0)21 431 3131
Shannon International Airport: +353 (0)61 712 0000
From Shannon Airport
Take the N18 from Shannon Airport heading towards Limerick City (approx 25 minutes), on the approach to Limerick follow signs for a ring road stating Cork/Tralee/Killarney – N20 and N21. This will lead you to a motorway. Once on the motorway follow the sign for Tralee/Killarney N21. The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee. This journey will take approx 1 hour 50 mins.
From Limerick City
In Limerick City take the N20 Cork which connects onto the N21. The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee.
From Cork Airport
Take the N71 from the Airport. At the Kinsale Roundabout follow directions for theN22 travelling through Macroom, Ballyvourney, Killarney and Farranfore. Join the N21 to Tralee.
Take the N7 Limerick City. Take the bypass the N20 (Cork & Tralee) , which connects onto the N21 (Tralee/Killarney). The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale, Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee.
With the highest mountain range in Ireland as a backdrop, why not take a cycling tour of the the world-famous Ring of Kerry before we give you a warm welcome to Tralee in August!.
Do I need a ticket for the festival?
While the majority of events at the Rose of Tralee International Festival are free for the whole family, some events such as the live Rose Selection nights and Discos require a ticket in advance. Our 2023 programme will be filled with outdoor concerts, traditional music, street entertainment, carnival, circus and family fun events, and our Festival Programme will detail any ticketed events.
What is the program?
Every year the Rose of Tralee International Festival brings an eclectic and electric entertainment programme to Tralee, Co Kerry. We have a lot of fun in store for you in 2023! Follow us online at our social channels to be the first to know about the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2023 Events.