Five Things To Do This Weekend

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Get the barbecues out because it’s going to be a hot, hot weekend. If you’re not heading to the beach then here’s a few things to do in Tralee and beyond…


1. Fashion and fun…

Why not kick off the weekend at Connect Kerry’s Cocktails and Canapes Night at The Meadowlands Hotel.

There’s cocktails on arrival at 7.30pm and canapés and wine while enjoying an evening with lots of fashion, beauty, skincare, health and nutritional advice.

There’s treat bags for everyone and a great night is guaranteed. Tickets €30 so call
Margaret on 086 2408237 to book.


2. Cruinniu na nÓg…

Between 11am and 5pm there’s a whole host of events on around town aimed at children. Cruinniú na nÓg is the national day of creativity for children and young people, and all events are free.

The programme opens at Tralee Library at 11.ooam for 3-6 year olds with a Storytime session, Horrible History Tours commence at the County Museum at 11.00am, 12noon, 2.00pm and 3.00pm,  a ‘Sing Together’ showcase  at the Winter Garden Room in the Brandon Hotel at 12 noon.

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There is a Creative Writing Workshop called ‘Pull A Story From Your Head’ at 2pm at Tralee Library, back at the County Museum a Punch & Judy Puppet Show commences at 2.00pm and 3.00pm. There is a dance performance taking place outside the front entrance to Tralee Tourist Office and will feature students from Ardfert National School who have been working with dance artist in residence Maria Svensson at 3.30pm.

Meanwhile a Create in the Park event with Kingdom Party Pals will take place in the Town Park opposite the Tourist Office entrance from 2.00-4.00pm and will include craft activities, a Kids Karaoke and a Mad Hatters Tea Party with face painting.

3. Food and Craft Fair…

A celebration of Kerry’s vibrant food and craft scene will take place at Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park from 11am to 5pm, where some of Kerry’s finest food producers and craftspeople will showcase all the county has to offer.

A diverse mix of local entrepreneurs will be exhibiting their products throughout the day. As well as delicious food and masterfully created crafts, the fair will be jam packed with fun for the kids with balloon modellers, face painters, and fun characters as well as Tony the Magician.

4. Out for the match…

If you’re not off to Cork for the night, why not head out to watch the big match. With many Kerry fans not expected to travel because of the evening throw-in, the pubs are set to be packed.

Go have a bite to eat and a drink in one of Tralee’s many great pubs and restaurants and hopefully watch Kerry overcome the Rebels.

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5. Go for a run in Kilmoyley…

KILMOYLEY Tidy Towns is set to host its annual 5K / 10K road race at 11am.

The event will be timed but as always there is an emphasis on fun and participation. Music and refreshments will be provided on the day.

Race entry for the event is €10 for the 5K, €15 for the 10K (tee-shirt included for adults), €5 per juvenile/child.

Registration is open the night before at Kilmoyley Community Centre on Saturday 23rd at 6.30-8pm and opens again before the race on Sunday morning from 9.30 – 10.30am sharp.

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