Accommodation and Tourism

We are delighted to be able to offer fantastic rates through our Accommodation Partners

Carlton Hotel Tralee and Tralee Central Hotel

Carlton Hotel Tralee

This 4-star hotel looks out over Tralee town centre, less than a mile (1.6 km) away and is nestled away in a quiet location, surrounded by the Slieve Mish Moutains and Kerry countryside.

With free internet, luxury air-conditioned rooms, a relaxing, asian-themed spa, a health suite with gym, sauna and steam room as well as the Mini Explorer Kids Club and free access to the Aquadome, there are comforts to suit all.

The luxurious Herbs and Roses C-Spa boasts 8 stunning treatment rooms, with Asian treatments such as Thai massage. The en suite rooms have flat-screen TVs, laptop safes, refrigerators, irons and tea/coffee. Sky Sports is also offered in Clarets bar.

Morels Restaurant and the more casual Clarets Bar serve modern cuisine, made with fresh local produce. The bar also has an outdoor terrace.

To book simply call the hotel on 066 7199100 and quote the promotional offer ‘TriGrandPrix’

For more information see our website: www.carlton.ie

Tralee Central Hotel

Tralee Central Hotel is conveniently situated in Tralee town centre. The hotel has 100 rooms ranging from single, double and connected family rooms to rooms for restricted-mobility guests.

With its open fireplace, natural wood and stone, the Fishworks Café Bar is a cosy and inviting place to relax and unwind. Patrons will find their own comfortable snug, ideal for an intimate evening, a catch-up with friends or a private meeting. For the sports-minded, watch a game with friends on one of our big screens – football, hurling, soccer, boxing, golf – whatever takes your fancy!

To book please call the hotel on 066 7129888 and quote the promotional offer ‘TriGrandPrix’

For more information see our website: www.traleecentralhotel.com

Links

http://www.tralee.ie/

http://www.discoverireland.ie/places-to-go/tralee/1/2683/503

http://www.gokerry.ie/

Historical Sites in the Kingdom of Kerry

Ring of  Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is renowned for being a route that brings tourists through some of the best scenery in the country. The tourist trail  starts in Killarney and passes through nearby towns some of which include Kenmare, Sneem,Waterville,Cahersiveen and Killorglin.If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to tick some major attractions off of your list such as the Gap of Dunloe, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House. Don’t miss out! Go Experience it!

(http://www.mydiscoverireland.com/blog/2008/07/08/10-things-to-do-in-ireland-before-you-die/)

The Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands are a collection of islands off the coast of Kerry. These islands were inhabited by approximately 150 people in 1840 but during the Great Famine of 1846-1850, this figure dropped significantly.

The figure rose to approximately 176 civilians in the years following the Great Famine. Life on the island wasn’t by any means easy. These ‘island people’ lived on the food that the sea provided; a sack of potatoes, oats and, if lucky, a cow.

Despite the hardships that life threw at them, there were quite a few ‘gems’ in the mix.

In actual fact, during the early 1920’s until the 1930’s, the Great Blasket Island produced writers of extraordinary calibre and talent and today, their writings are considered classics.

By venturing out to the Blasket Islands, you will walk in the footsteps of some of these literary greats and get first-hand experience what life was like for these island people.

(http://www.blasketisland.com/briefhistory.html)

 


 

Recommended Hotels Kilkenny

Springhill hotel
http://www.springhillhotelkilkenny.com/

Springhill Court Conference Leisure and Spa Hotel, Kilkenny City, Ireland:
As part of our focus on Athlete Care, and to make your Experience run as smoothly as possible, we are holding a number of twin (2 single beds) and double rooms in the Springhill Court Conference Leisure and Spa Hotel, Waterford Road, Kilkenny City,
Ireland. The hotel offers free access to their Leisure Centre, free internet access and free parking to all TriGrandPrix guests. Children share free of charge for their bed and breakfast and have free access to Lenny’s Lion Kids Club. The TriGrandPrix rate at the hotel for 2 nights’ Bed and Breakfast and dinner on 1 evening is €119pps.

The hotel is located approx. 5 minutes drive from Kilkenny Castle and check in time is after 3pm on the date of arrival. Check out is by midday on the date of departure.
To avail of this rate and to book your room, please clink on the following link
http://secure.springhillcourt.com/bookings/packages4 and scroll down to the TriGrandPrix packages and select the package you require.
Rooms will be held at this rate until July 25th when they will be released to the general public.

Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, Kilkenny City, Ireland:
http://www.hotelkilkenny.ie/index.aspx

The hotel offers free access to their Leisure Centre, free internet access and free parking for all TriGrandPrix guests. Hotel Kilkenny is offering participants a 10% discount for bed and breakfast (subject to availability). To avail of this offer, please contact Susan in reservations on +353 56 776 2000 and quote TriGrandPrix.

 

Links

www.visitkilkenny.ie

http://www.discoverireland.ie/Places-To-Go/Kilkenny

Failte Ireland Tourism 2011

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5emdftOIoos

Hiking road

Throughout the City and County of Kilkenny you will find an array of modern and traditional parks and gardens. In the city itself, the stunning castle park includes a duck pond and children’s playground as well as a formal rose garden and wild flower areas. Other highlights in the county include the superb Woodstock gardens and the Castlecomer Demesne. [1]

[1] Kilkenny Tourism – Parks and Gardens
http://www.kilkennytourism.ie

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle stands dramatically on a strategic height that commands a crossing on the River Nore and dominates the ‘High Town’ of Kilkenny City. Over the eight centuries of its existence, many additions and alterations have been made to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle today a complex structure of various architectural styles. [3]

[3] Kilkenny Castle
http://www.kilkennycastle.ie