Six Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

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Twas the weekend before the Festival, when all through the town, not a creature was stirring, not even a…well actually, there are a few things happening in the next few days before the madness begins…


1. Getting into Rose mode…

The ‘Gowns Of Glory’ exhibition is currently going on at the Kerry County Museum from 10am to 4.30pm daily.

It charts the changing styles in the dresses worn by the winning Roses over the past decades and is a must for anyone with an interest in fashion and the festival.

2. Fashion fundraising…

Carraig Donn on Bridge Street will host a customer evening tonight from 6pm to 9pm, with Comfort For Chemo Kerry receiving proceeds from a raffle.

MC’d by stylist Danny Leane, there’s prosecco on arrival, a fashion show at 6.30pm, the ladies from the Estee Lauder counter at CH will give a make-up tutorial and will give discounts of 15% on products. Carraig Donn will also have discounts of 25%. Everyone is welcome and it’s free entry.

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Laura Duff.

3. Stag & Doe returns…

The third Stag & Doe sessions will take place in the Fiddler Bar tonight and promises not to disappoint with an amazing lineup of original Irish artists.

Appearing will be Limerick singer-songwriter Dave O’ Sullivan followed by Tralee’s Seamus Harty. Next up is Cork based Columbia  and finally, the headline act on the night will be the brilliant Laura Duff with full band.

Doors are 9pm, with tickets available on Eventbrite now for the discounted price of €8 or €10 on the night.


4. Churchill Heritage Day…

The annual Churchill Heritage Day at the Forge takes place on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm and there’s something for everyone as always.

There’s arts and crafts, home baking, a dog show, music, dancing, storytelling, vintage cars and tractors and so much more. Admission is free.

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5. Islamic Culture…

The Kerry Islamic Outreach Society will host their sixth annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition on Saturday at the Brandon Hotel.

The exhibition will be from 12noon until 5pm on the day and will feature a whole host of entertainment and informative pieces for all that attend.

There will be several things on the day for everyone to enjoy including gift bags, henna, face painting, Arabic calligraphy, video sessions and much more. All funds raised through donations at this year’s exhibition will go towards Tralee International Resource Centre.

6. Hurling semis…

We’re in the final stages of the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC and the tension is ratcheting up a notch with the semi-finals this Saturday.

There’s a double-header of great action in prospect at Austin Stack Park with St Brendan’s v Causeway at 4pm while Lixnaw do battle with Kilmoyley at 6pm. Best of luck to all teams.

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