Four Things To See And Do Around Tralee This Weekend

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This weekend it’s the calm before the Festival storm, but there’s still some things to see and do…


1. Family fun at the track…

The weather’s supposed to be fine, so a fantastic night lies ahead at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee tonight, as John Mitchels GAA goes to the dogs to fundraise for their juvenile academy.

The first race gets underway at 7.50pm and there’s loads of family entertainment with a bouncy castle, face painting and a penalty competition.

There’s some nice spot prizes including a birthday party (with bouncy castle) at their complex, a family ‘pay as you go’ Voucher from the Aquadome and much more. Tickets are €10.


2. ‘Kiddies Day Out’…

Katherina Foran and Katie Parnell.

Two Tralee women are organising a family fun day this Sunday in aid of Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre.

Katie Parnell and Katherina Foran are two of 12 local people taking part in a skydive for the Balloonagh facility on September 1, but in the meantime they hope people turn up at ‘Kiddie’s Day Out’ from 1pm-3pm in St John’s Parish Centre Tralee to support the centre.

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There’s be puppet shows, face painting, magic tricks, party games, spot prizes and balloon art. There’s also a Paw Patrol Bouncy Castle, Kiddie’s Carts and Fun Fair games from Tickets are just €5.85 available on the door.

3. Championship action…

It’s Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship semi-final day at Austin Stack Park and there’s two humdingers of games to be played.

First up at 3.30pm is Causeway v Lixnaw while at 5.30pm it’s the clash of Ballyduff and Kilmoyley. A big crowd is expected and why not as it’s sure to be exciting stuff.

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4. Barbecue fundraiser…

Pauline and Doireann Barrett.

Benner’s Hotel Courtyard will be buzzing on Sunday for a great fundraising barbecue with cocktails and super raffle prizes.

It’s in aid of Mellon Educate and three generations of the one family — Pauline Barrett with daughter Doireann and grandson Jack —  will be heading to South Africa this winter to volunteer with the organisation.

Beginning at 4pm, there are some great prizes from local businesses and the top prize has been kindly donated by Cork man Ross Lewis who runs a Michelin Star restaurant in Dublin. This prize includes a Dining experience with Ross in his amazing restaurant Chapter One in Dublin. There’s also cocktails on arrival.

Tickets at €50 are on sale now by calling Doireann Barrett at 0862414349. Tickets are presale only and will not be available at the door.

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