Tralee Chamber Announces Winners Of Christmas Display Competition

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Kerry Down Syndrome Shop were winners of the Public Choice Award. Pictured from left; Stephen Stack, Branch Manager AIB Tralee;  Sean Cooke, AIB Business Banking; Grace O’Donnell and Conor Griffin of the Kerry Down Syndrome Shop and Dermot Crean of, Prize Sponsor.

AFTER what has been another difficult year for many this year’s Tralee Chamber Alliance Christmas Display competition, in association with AIB, was more welcome than ever. The creativity, effort, and time the local business  community take in decorating their premises is testament to their wish to add further colour and vibrancy to the town as shoppers have been able to appreciate from the last week in November.

With 50 entries included in this year’s competition, Colette O’Connor, Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance, said; “Christmas in Tralee is a magical time for both young  and old with the amazing Christmas lights around the town and with our businesses really going the extra mile in terms of their decorations and displays. A walk about town to soak up the festive atmosphere is an experience not to be missed.”

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Like 2020, there were three award categories: Town Pride; Public Choice; and the Retail Team award.

Kerry County Museum were winners of the Town Pride award. From left; Chris Shortt, Tralee Advertiser (Prize Sponsor);  Stephen Stack, Branch Manager AIB Tralee; Sean Murphy of Sean Murphy Electrical with granddaughter Helen Comaskey, Helen O’Carroll of Kerry County Museum and Sandra Leahy, Weardrobe/TraleeChamber and Sean Cooke , Business Banking AIB Tralee.

The Town Pride award is given to the business that embodies the true essence of Christmas in Tralee recognising a genuine community pride and spirit.

The Public Choice award is a public vote that was polled on Facebook in the weeks leading up to Christmas, with votes coming being cast in their thousands.

Finally, the Retail Team Award is the best display selected by the Chamber’s retail team headed up by Sandra Rusk and her colleagues who had the very tough job of picking an overall winner in a competition that has so many deserving entrants.

Winners of the Retail Award was Urban Sanctuary. From left; Stephen Stack, Branch Manager of AIB Tralee; Fiona O’Donoghue of Urban Sanctuary, Sean Cooke Business Banking AIB Tralee with Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry, Prize Sponsor.

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This year’s competition winners are:

Town Pride Award:  Kerry County Museum

Public Choice Award: Down Syndrome Kerry Shop

Retail Team Award: Urban Sanctuary (Formerly Glam Pod)

Each winner eceived a plaque and a generous advertising budget from local media outlets,, Connect Kerry, and the Tralee Advertiser.

For this year’s competition, Tralee Chamber also partnered with AIB. Stephen Stack of AIB Tralee said; “The incredible displays produced by businesses around the town has really lifted spirits in the local community and we are delighted to be involved in supporting this festive feel good competition. Congratulations to all the winners.’

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