Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

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The searing heat is gone and we might even see (whisper it) a shower or two over the next couple of days. No matter, you can still enjoy these events around Tralee…


1. Go to the dogs…

It’s set to be another wonderful night at the dogs on Friday as the Friends of University Hospital Kerry hold their annual fundraiser.

Over €70,000 was raised at the event at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in 2017.  As well as the racing there is Best Dressed Lady Competition  sponsored by Sam McCauley Chemists in Manor West Retail Park and much more entertainment.

Tickets cost €5 and each ticket will be entered into a draw (first prize €300, second prize €100, third prize €50).

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2. Sandstorm roll in…

Spin Southwest’s ‘Sandstorm’, sponsored by Fanta, will see hundreds of people take on a 5k race starting from 12 noon on Ballyheigue beach. The run is full of challenging obstacles including a tyre mound, the net crawl and the wall.

To register for the event click here

3. A vegetable utopia…

A celebration of vegan, vegetarian and dairy-friendly products produced locally will take place this Saturday in town in a number of locations.

There’ll be food, music, entertainment and much more at ‘Vegtopia’ to encourage people into a more healthy diet and to show how delicious vegetables are. For more details on events see their facebook page here.

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4. Get some colour…

The Crumlin Colour Dash returns with a huge crowd expected at Tralee Bay Wetlands for the 5k event at 11am.

Around 350 took part in last year’s September’s event in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness.

There will be powder paint stations along the route from Blennerville onwards where stewards will be throwing powder paint at the participants. To book tickets on eventbrite please click on this link

5. Bring in the hay…

A vintage hay making day and display of old farm skills will take place from 1pm in Curragraigue Blennerville in aid of Kerry Hospice and The Saoirse Foundation. Everyone is welcome to come along and see how hay was made long ago.

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