Fireworks To Go Ahead On New Year’s Eve But No Street Party

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Looking forward to the fireworks on New Year’s Eve are Brian Scally (Ashe/Manor Hotels), Sarah Carey of The Ashe/Manor Hotels, President of Tralee Chamber Nathan McDonnell, Mayor Johnnie Wall and Nicky Simmonds-Gooding of The Ashe/Manor Hotels. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE skies will once again be lit up on New Year’s Eve as the annual fireworks display returns to Tralee.

The annual display and street party couldn’t take place last year due to Covid restrictions, but the good news for 2021 is Tralee Chamber in conjunction with Kerry County Council and with the support of The Ashe and Manor West Hotels have confirmed that while the street party will not be taking place, the fireworks will go ahead at 6pm.

People are invited to watch the fireworks live online on the Chamber Facebook page at 6pm or, if living nearby, from the comfort of their homes.

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Colette O’Connor CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance “While we wanted to mark the end of the year in style we are also mindful of doing so in as safe a manner as possible and encourage anyone who will be on the streets on New Year’s Eve to observe social distancing and mask wearing.”

“We are so looking forward to lighting up the sky over Tralee and bidding farewell to what has been for many another very challenging year. We are now looking at 2022 and have lots to look forward to, including the completion of the Tralee – Fenit Greenway which is going to be game changing for Tralee and the wider North Kerry area”.

Nicky Simmonds-Gooding, head of Group Business Development at The Ashe and Manor West Hotels, stated; “The Ashe and Manor West Hotels Tralee are delighted to be supporting this year’s fireworks celebrating the start of 2022. Wishing the best to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year”.

Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Johnnie Wall said; “As always, Tralee will be closing out the year with our spectacular fireworks display at 6pm but in a COVID safe manner. There will be no need to gather in Denny Street as I’m encouraging everyone to either watch the display from their homes or from the multiple vantage points located in close proximity to the town.

“As we look forward to Christmas and the New Year, the onus is on all of us to do so responsibly. I want to wish everyone a very safe, peaceful and happy Christmas and a New Year full of new opportunities for our town.”

To watch the fireworks in Tralee please follow Tralee Chamber Alliance on Facebook: 

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