Museums and Attractions

Museums and Attractions

Blennerville Windmill


Windmill Street
Republic of Ireland

Blennerville Windmill is a dominant landmark in Tralee Bay, where the town of Tralee meets the Dingle Peninsula.

At the Blennerville Visitor Centre you will find the working windmill as well as an exhibition gallery, craft shop and restaurant. The exhibition includes an audio visual presentation, an emigration display and a bird watching platform with telescope overlooking 'Slí na nÉan' ('the Way of the Birds').

Visitors can get up close and appreciate the scale and complexity of the Windmill machinery and can climb to the top of the windmill.

Blennerville was the main port of emigration from County Kerry during the Great Famine (1845 to 1848) and was, during those years, the home port of the famous emigrant barque 'Jeanie Johnston'. The visitor centre houses a fascinating display on Irish emigration including models of the infamous coffin ships.

View the Tralee Bay Nature Reserve, where migratory pale-bellied Brent Geese can be seen from October to April. They feed on the eelgrass and green seaweeds on the mudflats and graze in nearby fields and saltmarshes when this food is scarce. Birds of the bay include the Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Golden Plover and Curlew.

Nature and WildlifeKEY
  • Birds
Admission Prices

Adult €7 | Student/OAP's €5 | Children over 5 years €3 | Children under 5 years free | Family €20 (2 adults and 3 children) | Group rates available

Opening Times

June-August 09:00-18:00 | April/May/September/October 09:30-17:30

Opening Months

April - October

Method of Payment


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