Kilmoyley To Host ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’

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WHILE Tralee is the place to be for the Rose of Tralee Festival next weekend, a village not far from town are hosting their own event.

Tidy Towns Kilmoyley will host a ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’ in conjunction with the Local Authority Waters Programme as part of National Heritage Week from Thursday, August 22nd to Saturday, August 24.

The weekend promises to be full of fun and learning for all ages with the aim of the initiative being to highlight the value and importance of our local wetlands, streams, loughs and coasts for communities all around the country.

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Tidy Towns Kilmoyley’s programme of events will kick off on Thursday evening at Kilmoyley Community Care Centre at 8pm with a talk by ITT lecturer and wetlands expert Dave McCormack entitled ‘Ten Things You Should Know about Your Local Loughs and Bogs’.

On Friday evening the Kilmoyley Tidy Towns’ ‘Lerrig Lough Fete’ runs from 6-9pm. Taking the form of a village garden fete evening, this event will provide a chance to learn about local loughs with interactive experiments for the little ones, such as the ‘mini beasts’ exploration pond, a computerised fishing simulator game, a water filtration experiment, giant 3D garden fete games and many more activities.

The annual Kilmoyley Tidy Towns Garden Competition will also take place on the night starting at 7.30pm with all those receiving a Special Commendation being in the running for the overall winner.

Refreshments will be served on the evening and live music supplied by local musicians which will be certain to keep everyone entertained.

The final event of the weekend will be an informal ecological/historical walk of Banemore bog taking place on Saturday afternoon. The walk will be delivered by Brendan O Connor, IT Tralee, gathering at the Sacred Heart Church, Kilmoyley at 12pm.

All activities are free of charge, will suit all age groups, and provide a great opportunity to get to know the local flora, fauna and inhabitants of your local waterways. See and Kilmoyley Tidy Towns Facebook page for further details.

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