Seven Things To Do This Weekend

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It’s the last Bank Holiday before Christmas so make the most of it. There’s plenty to do around town and beyond…


1. New addition in St John’s…

Part of the new stained glass window.

A new stained glass will be unveiled in St John’s Church tonight in a ceremony starting from 7.30pm.

The new Reconciliation Window is a joint endeavour by the Catholic and Church of Ireland communities in Tralee and has been crafted by Tom Denny, a direct descendant of the Dennys of Tralee Castle.

The blessing and unveiling ceremony will be performed by the Bishop of Kerry, Most Rev. Dr. Ray Browne, and the Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick & Killaloe, Rt. Rev. Dr. Kenneth Kearon.

2. Race Night…

A great night is assured as Churchill GAA Race Night is held in The Tankard. The fun starts from 9.30pm in what is a vital fundraiser for the club.

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3. Strange Market forces…

The Tralee Farmer’s Market is always worth a visit on a Saturday for the goodies on offer. This week though they’re planning something special from 10am-2.30pm at the Brandon Car Park.

In honour of Halloween, the stalls will be decked out and there’ll be Halloween-themed products from some businesses. It’s definitely worth a look.

4. Art at Roundy’s…

Local artists, printmaker Edel Wilson, painter and stone carver Mikel Kryzi, Morgan O’Flaherty’s pottery and Damien Slattery’s paintings will be exhibited in Roundy’s Bar from 7pm. It’s a great opportunity to view and support local talent.

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5. Hurling awards…

The Kerry Hurling All Stars will be announced at a special ceremony at The Railway Bar in Lixnaw.

This is a not for profit event, organised to honour the Hurlers who participate in the County Senior Hurling Championship, for their dedication to the code, their clubs and to acknowledge the contribution of their families.

It will begin with refreshments at 7.30pm with the awards beginning at 8pm sharp, the awards last about an hour and always begins on time. All welcome.

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6. Rose Rocks…

The staff at Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee are holding the ‘Rose Rocks For Sudan’ fundraising night at The Rose Hotel.

Guests will be treated to a champagne reception at 6.30pm, followed by a delicious three course meal, music by Truly Diverse and DJ afterwards. There will be two great door prizes and many more spot prizes on the night.

Tickets cost €50 and can be bought from Bon Secours Hospital Tralee reception.

7. A strictly great night guaranteed…

The final countdown is on for John Mitchels GAA Strictly Come Dancing at Ballygarry House Hotel.

It’s always a great night’s entertainment and Aidan O’Mahony will be a special guest.

Doors open at 6pm and show commences at 8pm with the excellent Brian Hurley on MC duties. Tickets are available from O’Donoghues Pharmacy, Boherbee , from Rosemary Broderick on 087 2413342 or from club officers.


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