PHOTOS: Hundreds Show Up But It’s Not Enough For Nun Record

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Sanda Dillon, Isla Fitzmaurice, Claire Fitzmaurice, Faye Fitzmaurice and Mairead Fitzmaurice at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

A VALIANT effort!

The weather played ball, but it just wasn’t enough to attract the masses to the Town Park on Saturday for the Tralee Nun Challenge.

Organised by Tralee Rowing Club — with part of the proceeds going to Pieta House — the aim was to beat the Guinness Book Of Records feat of 1,436 people dressed as nuns assembled in one place, achieved by people of Listowel and north Kerry back in 2012.

While hundreds showed up, it sadly wasn’t enough to threaten the record. But despite the failure to beat the record, it was a big success for the Club and Pieta House and a fun evening ensued with much dancing, craic and a few prayers of course!

Afterwards the congregation  dispersed with many heading into town for some refreshments. Scroll down for photos…

Caroline Corkery and Andrea Thornton at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Sinead Deutrom putting on some moves at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kevin Finn at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Margaret O’Shea and Anne Condon at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pearl McGillicuddy, Catherine McEneaney and Bernice Fitzgibbon at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Soren Dowds, Siobhan Griffin, Paivi Dowds, Sonya Dowds and Male Dowds at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Marie Townsend, Elaine Clancy and Ingrid Klement at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Maeve Townsend, Michelle Flynn, Neville Pope and John Flynn at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

A holy show at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Sabrina Kirwan, Kayla Kirwan, David Kirwan, Alanna Houlihan and Caoimhe Kirwan at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eoin Sullivan, Micheál Maher, Evan Foley, Edel Walsh and Tina Deery at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Linda, Bernadette, Susan and Jimmy Browne at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Teresa Grimes and Alayia O’Mahony at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Bernie Hayes, James Hayes, Sister Helen and Sister Anke at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry and Danny Leane at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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MC for the evening Seamus Cadogan at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ewa Stachecka, Isaballa Szczubaska, Gosia Rychcik and Anna Knysik at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pamela O’Connor, Tommy Bradley, Bernard Evans, Karena Nealon Keith Murray and Aileen Miller at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Eleanor Groves, Sinead Deutrom, Helen Lawless, Cian Lawless and McKenzie Deutrom at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil joining in the fun at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Little Alayia O’Mahony at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mike Rogers and Ger Tobin at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Having fun at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Aoileann de Hóra and Ciara Walsh at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Carol Dooley, Tony Daly, Wesley Sexton and Neil Griffin at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Phil Lynch, Joanne Lynch, Kitty Lucid Carroll, Emma Lawlor, Aisling Carroll and Faith O’Mahony at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eileen Moynihan, Toni Crean, Aisling Brady and Maria Hickey at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Estrella Oronoz and Ross Brassil at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fiona O’Connor, Elaine O’Connell, Anne O’Shea and Louise Porter at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Patricia Griffin, Susan Harmon, Susan Walsh, Jill Hannon and Noeleen O’Shea at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rocking the boat at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rocking the boat at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rocking the boat at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rocking the boat at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

The crowd at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

The crowd at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    What’s going on here, I recall a lot more nuns than that in this town in my childhood?
    LOL, they were real ones!

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