Six Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

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Cycles, colour runs, big time basketball and family fun days. There’s a few things to get up to this weekend…


1. Quiz time…

A fundraising Fun Quiz will be held in Na Gaeil GAA Club at 8.30pm on Friday to help defray costs for a special event later this month to commemorate Thomas Ashe in the town centre. Tables are €20 and a seisiún will follow.

It’s organised by Coiste Comóradh 1916/Tralee Irish Volunteers to honour Ashe with a torchlight parade on Monday, September 25 to the Ashe Memorial building in Denny Street, where a wreath will be laid by Mayor Norma Foley and an oration delivered by Owen O’Shea, communications officer with Kerry County Council.


2. On yer bike…

The 4th annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle in aid of Ardfert NS is on Saturday.

The leisure cycle has 2 routes, 32km and 70km, will provide a challenge for both the novice and experienced cyclist as they negotiate the countryside of north Kerry.

Registration (on Saturday morning before the race 8.30 – 9.45am) fee is €25 which includes BBQ and entry into raffle. Registration fee for U16’s is €15 and they must be accompanied by an adult. The cycle is due to start at 10am. There’s also a kids cycle on Sunday from 11–11.45am.

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3. Warriors return…

Tralee Warriors return to action this weekend hosting a pre-season tournament in the complex over Saturday and Sunday with Neptune, Ballincollig and St Paul’s teams also taking part.

On Saturday at 6pm, St Pauls take Ballincollig followed by Garveys Tralee warriors Vs Neptune at 8pm.

On Sunday at 2pm, the runner up of 6pm game on Saturday faces runner up of 8pm game. Then at 4pm, the winner of 6pm game Saturday plays the winner of 8pm game. Admission is €5 for adults and €3 for children.


4. Colour run fun…

There’s still time to register for a fantastic event this Sunday morning for charity which is sure to brighten up the day.

The Crumlin Colour Dash will take place on Sunday, September 10 at 11am in Tralee Bay Wetlands. This is a 5km run, jog or walk that all the family can take part in.

Organised by Kinetic Health and Fitness gym in Monavalley, the proceeds of this event will be going directly to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

This will be great fun and is open to all ages and especially families. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  You can click here to follow the steps to buy tickets

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5. Fun day in Blennerville…

A group at the St Pat’s GAA family fun day last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats GAA Club is having its annual Family Fun Day this Sunday.

The day will commence with a 5K walk in memory of club stalwart Tony O’Donoghue. The walk which starts from the clubhouse at 12 noon is via Curragraigue, Ballydunlea, Ballyard, Kearneys Road, through the village and back to the pitch where refreshments will be served on return and they will also have a donation box for the Palliative Care and our Juvenile Academy.

It will then be followed by a number of games for the children such as Egg and Spoon Race, Basketball, Tug-o-War, Shooting Target with a hurley, Target Practice, Hanging Tough, Face-Painting, Obstacle Course and lots more.

6. Candlelight vigil…

An event to mark World Suicide Day will be held for the fifth year in a row in Tralee on Sunday to remember those lost to suicide.

Organised by Tralee resident and mental health issues campaigner, Gerard Collins, a candlelight vigil will be held in Pearse Park at 10pm.

People will gather to remember those lost to suicide in town and beyond, to let people know that help is there for those feeling depressed and that they are not alone.

People are asked to bring a candle but some will be supplied on the night. Local musician Seamus Harty will also sing at the event. All are invited to come.

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