Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park






East Atlantic flyway


WLI Europe


Name of organisation

Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Center

Funding support

Small subsidies, grants and takings from activities.

Number of staff


Number of visitors per year


Overall aims of the centre

To promote the appreciation and wise of natural resources to achieve ‘one health’ – the health of the planet and ourselves. Through education and direct experience of the natural world.

Description of the centre

22 acres, estuarine canal saltwater marsh, freshwater marsh, reed beds, freshwater ponds, immature woodland, native hedgerows, meadows, brackish lagoon, organic vegetable garden & orchard. We run a variety of education programs for young children, second level students and adult. We also do walking and boat tours. These are a mix of curriculum-based classes, creative pursuits and workshops. Large amounts of signage, a sculpture trail and two bird hides and a 20m viewing tower. Peri-urban coastal site.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

Ecology classes for students. Tree planting initiative. Social media interaction. Nature based craft workshops. Vocational environmental classes. Signage. Occasional articles in local newspapers and radio interviews. Pond digging and dipping.

Top three successes

Practical workshops in tree planting, pond digging, and willow sculpture work have proved very engaging because people seem to feel it is action in the face of crisis

Top three challenges

Yes, we believe that building partnerships and incorporating the practical with the theoretical has created positive engagement and opened opportunities.


Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures


Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials


Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Running effective administration; Health and safety; Project planning.


Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Center

Ballyard Rd, Ballyard, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Telephone: (066) 712 6700




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