Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

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The weekend is here and there’s sport, lip synching, fun running and threshing to look forward to. Here’s a few suggestions of what to get up to…


1. Get your book signed…

Francis Brennan will be signing copies of his new book in O’Mahony’s Books on Castle Street on Saturday at 12 noon.

The Kenmare based Hotelier/TV Presenter/Author has loads of fans around theses parts and will sign the ‘Book Of Household Management’.

2. Sync it for Sudan…

A fantastic night of entertainment is in prospect at the Brandon Hotel this Saturday night at 8pm.

Lip Sync For Sudan will see 10 acts made up of staff from the Bon Secours in Tralee take to the stage performing songs as Michael Jackson, Jedward, Sia and more.

Tickets cost €10 and can be bought from Bon Secours Hospital Tralee reception or restaurant or by calling Joe Diggins on 089 4155778.

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3. Fancy a Swimathon…

The 5th Annual Enable Ireland Swimathon takes place on at Banna Beach Hotel.

This is a continuous swim over 8 hours from 10am – 6pm and they are trying to have at least one person in the pool from 8am – 9pm.

If you want to take part, give them a call on 066 712 8220. Everyone who takes part will receive a swimathon medal.

4. Run at The Green…

The CBS The Green annual 5k/3K timed fun run  takes place on Sunday at 1pm.

There will be prizes on the day for the winners of both races, medals for all, bouncy castles, music, mass warm up, face painting and plenty post-race refreshments.

Registration is available from the school and also on the day of the run. The cost is €10 for adults and €5 for students and kids.

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5. A Threshing time…

Blennerville Windmill Threshing Festival is on Sunday. At 2pm there is a parade through the village with old tractors, flags, straw which is led by a bagpiper.

This year there is a free bouncy castle, real life size Thomas the Tank engine (weather permitting) model train exhibition, a cinema with Thomas the Tank engine playing, face painting and stalls, dog show and much more. Of course there’s steam threshing out the back of the windmill with vintage tractors and cars.

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