Five Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

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GAA heroes, Christmas jumper parties, Santas running amok? It must be the weekend. Here’s what to do…


1. Brian And Liam Come To Town!

There’s a bona fide hurling legend in town and he’s bringing the Liam McCarthy Cup with him.

Brian Cody, winner of a gazillion All-Irelands as a player and manager with Kilkenny, will be in the Austin Stack Clubhouse tonight at around 6.30pm to, apparently, become a lifetime member of the Rock club.

An hour later he’s off to the Meadowlands Hotel to present medals to Tralee Parnells youngsters. I expect hurling fans who aren’t members of either club to crash the events for a glimpse and a photo with the legend.

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2. What Are You Wearing?

If you haven’t quite finished showing off your festive jumper at work in aid of St Vincent de Paul (click here), head down to annual ‘Christmas Jumper Party’ at The Abbey Inn tonight, where there’ll be enough naff knitwear to make you wish you were colourblind.

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3. Paul’s Back!

If your interests lie with the bigger ball, or indeed fashion, then get down to O’Mahony’s Bookshop at 12 noon where Paul Galvin will be signing copies of his book.

Having attracted hundreds to his signing event in early November, Paul’s wrist will get another healthy workout on Saturday.

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4. Santa Clauses Are Running To Town

The Wetlands will be a sea of red and white at around 11am for the second annual Tralee 5Km Santa Fun Run.

This year’s run, on December 14, is in aid of the Ronald McDonald House, Crumlin and in memory of Fiona Moore who died in May 2013 at the age of 16 from Primary Pulmonary hypertension, while awaiting a lung transplant.

The organisers of the run are encouraging people to dress up for the event and aim to make it a family day out fun for people of all ages, along with the family pet.

Entry is €5 for under 16s, €8 for adults, €20 for a family of 4, €30 for a family of 5 or more. Pets are free.

For more information click here.

5. Remember A Loved One

A tree at the old Tralee Town Council building will be used to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide.

A special service will take place at the building on Princes Street where people affected by suicide are encouraged to come and put something on the tree throughout Christmas.

After the initial service on December 14, people have until January 6 to place their ornaments on the tree.


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