Five Things To Get Up To This Weekend

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‘Get fresh at the weekend’ sang upbeat pop duo Mel & Kim on their 1986 hit ‘Showing Out’. We recommend you do the same by checking out these events around town over the next few days…

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It’ll be a great night of fashion in Manor West on Friday night.


1. Tips for top style

The Manor West Hotel is hosting the ‘Fashion Soirée at Manor West Hotel’ tonight.

It will feature the latest style in Ladies Day fashion and new looks for Autumn / Winter 2015, as well as showcasing top Kerry designers and milliners.

MC’ed by columnist, Orlagh Winters, the Fashion Soirée will include a bubbles and Tuscan-inspired canapé reception, jazz band, best dressed lady, style presentations, spot prizes and dancing till late.

Plus there’s a chance to win great prizes for Listowel Ladies Day on September 18.

Tickets, at €30 each, are available from the reception of Manor West Hotel, Tralee, Carraig Donn and Jasmine boutique in Tralee.

Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Kerry Cancer Support Group Health Link Bus.

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Night at the dogs for Mitchels club.

2. Mitchels go to the dogs

It’s a big night for the green and gold at the dog track as the John Mitchels GAA club hold a major fundraiser.

‘Show Me The Bunny’ will see a host of entertainment at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium with a raffle, spot prizes, best dressed man, best dressed lady, and an after party in the John Mitchels Clubhouse.

Kids go free and tickets cost €10.


3. Family fun in Blennerville

Sticking with GAA clubs, St Pat’s family fun day and a walk in memory of club stalwart, Tony O’Donoghue is on Sunday.

The 5k walk will leave the clubhouse at 11.45am and refreshments will be served on return where there will have be a donation box for Palliative Care.

After that, from 1pm the afternoon will be filled with activities for all ages with games and great craic.


Tralee Rowing Club are holding an open day on Sunday. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

4. Test the waters

Tralee Rowing club are in recruiting mode at the moment and why not?

They’ve just completed their amazing new clubhouse by the canal and are looking for new members from 11yrs upwards to adults of all ages.

The club is hosting an open day from 11am to 2pm and it’s free for anyone wishing to try their hand at rowing.

If you’re interested Text Heidi Giles on 087 2139017 for further information or to confirm your attendence.

5. Meet the Kerry team


Kerry fans meet Kieran Donaghy at last year’s Kerry team open day in Killarney.

Ok, this isn’t in Tralee, but you can expect a few hundred people from the town to head over to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, where the Kerry team is holding an open day for fans.

The lads will be standing in for photos and signing autographs and jerseys for fans where they can, giving the faithful a chance to meet their heroes before they head to Dublin in a fortnight’s time to defend their title.

Gates will open at 12:45pm for a 1:15pm start and entrance for all is strictly by way of Dalton’s Avenue only.

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