It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

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Tralee Chamber Alliance CEO, Kieran Ruttledge, says the Christmas Spraoi is proving a success.

THE 2014 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee had a very positive opening couple of weeks, according to the CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, who said the feedback has been good from traders.

He reminded local people to stay local for the rest of the Christmas holiday season by socialising in Tralee pubs, dining in the town’s restaurants and cafés and by finding bargains at the sales in Tralee shops.

“It’s not possible to give a definitive indication as to how many people chose Tralee for their Christmas shopping this year but the feedback from our members is that business has been good,” said Kieran Ruttledge.

Now at the half-way point, the 34 day calendar of events has captured the imagination of the shopping public who have come to Tralee in their droves to shop, dine and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

The daily Tralee Chamber Alliance Competition will continue on Radio Kerry until the end of the year and one listener will win a €300 shopping spree from Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee, Shaw’s and Manor West Retail Park and a €200 FREE parking voucher from Kerry County Council.

Among the remaining Christmas Spraoi events to be staged in Tralee include the St Vincent de Paul Office Chair Racing event on Saturday 20th, Christmas Day swims at various beaches and the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk from the Brogue on St Stephens Day.

Tralee will stage the first New Year’s Fireworks Display in Ireland at the family-friendly time of 7.20pm at Manor (next to Bowling Buddies) while late night revellers can join in an open-air countdown to 2015 at midnight on Denny Street.

The Parent & Baby Buggy Push from Dunnes Stores to Mounthawk on New Year’s Day will give everyone a chance to shake of the cobwebs from the previous night’s celebrations and raise money for Kare4Kids in the process.

Kieran Ruttledge said the ongoing support from Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance members was key to staging the Christmas Spraoi and other events to promote the town throughout the year.

He said that more businesses need to step up and join Tralee Chamber Alliance to help maintain the high level of positive publicity that the town has received locally and nationally over the past two years.

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