Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

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It’s a really busy weekend in and around Tralee with loads of family entertainment to enjoy. Here’s six things you can get up to…


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The Celebration of Light will be taking place in different areas around Kerry tonight.

1. CELEBRATION OF LIGHT: Friday night will see the return of a very special event as Recovery Haven holds their now annual ‘Celebration of Light’ event at various locations around the county.

The night will be officially starting at around the 7.45pm mark with the lighting of the candles taking place at Candles lit at 8pm in the following locations; Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Banna, Tarbert, Fenit, Inch, Killorglin, Killarney, Causeway and Cahersiveen.

It is an important community and family event which gives an opportunity for all those lives have been touched by cancer to come together and share experiences and celebrate the lives of families and friends.

Check out the Recovery Haven website here for more information or call them on 066-7192122.

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Ballybeggan Park will host a great day for racing and family entertainment this coming weekend.

2. DAYS AT THE RACES: First out of the gate on Saturday is the ‘Kerry International Horse and Pony Races’ taking place in Ballybeggan Park. This is the first of two days of great racing and family entertainment.

Racing is all set to get underway at 2.30pm on both days at a venue which will have a full bar and catering facilities, trade stands and a huge line-up of kids entertainment on offer to suit all ages including Bouncy Castles, Kids Disco, Frozen characters, Face-Painting and much more.

The racecourse bar will feature music from John Buggy and Martin Hurley

On Sunday, it will also be showing the day’s GAA action along with the Irish Derby. The highlight of the Sunday for many will be Ladies Day.


There will be a live music festival/concert at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday afternoon.

3. ROCKING THE WETLANDS: If racing isn’t your thing, then be sure to head on down to the ‘Tralee Bay Wetlands’ on the afternoon of Saturday June 27, where a live concert featuring local bands will be taking place, with the event being broadcast live online here for those who can’t make it.

Students from the Kerry ETB Broadcast, Television and Production Class have been organising the event which is all set to take place in the Tralee Bay Wetlands from 3pm onwards, with free entrance, to what promises to be a fantastic day out for the entire family.

4. FAIRIES IN KILFLYNN: This weekend sees the return of the massively popular ‘Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival’ as it flutters into the town for a two day stretch over the weekend.

The event promises to bring a smile to both children and adults alike with a street parade, street entertainers, the Kilflynn fairies, the largest elf in the world, knights and wizards along for the ride too.

With treasure trails, picnics and creative workshops taking place over the weekend too, it’s guaranteed to be a great day out.

Check out the programme of events here.

Contestants and organisers of The Voice of Tralee 2015 in aid of Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Contestants and organisers of The Voice of Tralee 2015 in aid of Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

5. VOICE OF TRALEE: The long awaited ‘Voice Of Tralee’ will take place this weekend at the Fels Point Hotel at 7pm with tickets costing €20.

Those ticket holders can enjoy a free drinks reception, complimentary finger food, entry to the ‘Voice’ competition and entrance to the after party where there will be a DJ on hand to help you pass the night in style.

The contestants in the contest are Ann Drury Kahraman, Karen Moriarty, Mary Higgins; Chris O’Reilly; Niamh Daly, Chris Kelliher; Lisa Edge; Steve Fahey; Clodagh Harrington; Diarmuid Barry; Aaron McClaron; Gillian Wharton; Helen Tansley; Serena Griffin; Ash Fitzgerald; Tom O’Connor.

Be sure to get your tickets from Fels Point or from Recovery Haven on 066 7192122.


6. BLENNERVILLE RUN: Men, women and children take to the roads to take part in the Blennerville NS 5k and 10k runs.

The race is being organised to mark the closing of the Old Blennerville National School (at the end of the year), with both events kicking off at 10am from the school house. The event is helping to raise money for resources for the new school which is hoped will be open early in 2016.

There will be a barbecue afterwards in the school with all welcome to attend the relaxing finish to a hectic weekend.

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