Open-Air Irish Dancing Feis To Take Place In Pearse Park This August

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Outgoing Mayor of Tralee Terry O’Brien and local Irish dancers launch the Irish dancing Feis in the Park  which takes place this August in Tralee. Photo by Domnick Walsh

OUTGOING Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien launched plans to host an open-air Irish Dancing Feis in Pearse Park in the town from August 19th to 21st.

Attending the launch was Orfhlaith Ní Bhrian, the Vice Chair of Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha along with Munster Council Members Jimmy Smith and Triona Breen and Irish dancing students from the Tralee area.

The event is being coordinated by Kerry County Council in partnership with Tralee Chamber, and will host An Coimisiun Le Rincí Gaelacha (Irish Dancing Commission) competitors from all over Ireland.

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This event will be the first opportunity for juvenile members to participate in a competition in over 18 months.

The Feis in the Park will be held in accordance with the prevailing public health guidelines and will put in place any measures necessary in that regard.

Speaking at the launch Cllr Terry O’Brien said: “When the unfortunate news came through recently that the Rose of Tralee Festival would not take place this year, I said we would try to have some smaller events which would give people something to look forward to. I think the Feis in the Park will be a wonderful occasion and will allow us to showcase the beautiful amenity that is Pearse Park.”

CE of Tralee Chamber, Ken Tobin welcomed the event: ‘We have been engaging with the Coimisiún over the past number of months with a view to supporting this event in Tralee, and are delighted to use this as an opportunity to showcase what Tralee has to offer. The event is part of a series of small events being planned in Tralee, and hope that it will bring a lift to business in the town.’

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