Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

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A memorial walk, supporting the Warriors, joining the circus or commemorating the WW1 dead…here’s a few things to do this weekend…


1. Circus festival fun…

The National Circus of Ireland Festival is in full swing and there’s loads to do around town. The festival, which continues until Sunday, will see shows, workshops, street entertainment, parades and more over the next few days.

Today sees the convention continue at KDYS, there’s ‘Recklessly Yours Tours’ leaving from the Ashe Memorial Hall on the half-hour from 12 noon to 2pm, a Festival Night-Time Parade through town at 9.30pm and the Festival Club at 10pm in the Grand Hotel. See the website here for full programme.


2. Warriors return…

After disappointment in Dublin last week, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors are back at the Complex for a Men’s Superleague tie against Belfast Star.

Pupils from Blennerville and Scoil Eoin will be playing at half-time as part of the NBA Jr programme, the half-time court shot challenge is €125 this week and as always there’s sure to be a great atmosphere. Tip off is 7.30pm so get there early.

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3. Marking 100 years since end of WW1…

THE public is invited to a wreath-laying ceremony this Sunday morning in Tralee to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. Organised by Tralee  Municipal District, the commemoration will take place at the WWI memorial at Ballymullen (opposite The Munster Bar).

It will begin at 11am with an introduction by Jean Foley, Tralee Municipal District Officer, followed by a recital of the poem ‘We Will Remember Them’ by Sam Locke, who had a relative who fought in World War 1.

Then Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Norma Foley and Cllr Sam Locke will then lay wreaths. The ceremony will conclude with The Last Post performed by Mark Wright. All are invited to attend.

4. Remembering Grace…

Hundreds are expected to take part in an event to remember local woman Grace Moran who passed away on November 13 of last year.

The Grace Moran Memorial Walk, which will be held from Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse at 2pm, will benefit three organisations; Pieta House, Cuan Mhuire and MS Tralee District Branch.

Grace Moran was the much-loved daughter of popular shopkeepers Eileen and Jimmy who run Moran’s Foodstore on Strand Road, sister of Tricia and mother to Jade.

There was great sadness at her sudden passing last year and the walk will be a wonderful chance to remember her and help out three great causes. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the clubhouse.

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