Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

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The weekend is upon us and it’s a long one. Yippee! Here’s a few things you can head out to in town and beyond…


1. Go to the dogs…

Launching the Recovery Haven 'Night At The Dogs Fundraiser' were representatives from Recovery Haven, Ashe Hotel, Dairymaster, Ernie Boyles Manor Village Shops, Ballyroe Heights Hotel and Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Launching the Recovery Haven ‘Night At The Dogs Fundraiser’ back in September.

A night at the dogs at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in aid of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House Kerry is on Saturday.

This event promises a great night of racing combined with a Best Dressed Lady and Gent competition as well as lots for the kiddies Best Halloween Costume, face painting and bouncy Castle and music after racing.

The night will feature the final of the Kellihers Toyota Sweepstake sponsored by the Kelliher Family and is an Inver sponsored race. Tickets €10 at the door.

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2. Get out to folk…

Leo O'Kelly

Leo O’Kelly

Fans of folk music are in for a special treat when a prominent figure from the scene back in the early 1970s comes to the Tralee stage on Saturday night.

Leo O’Kelly was a member of the Irish folk duo Tír na nÓg with Sonny Condell, who, with Pentangle and Nick Drake, were considered the forebears of progressive folk.

The duo split up in 1973 with Leo turning producer, before releasing a series of solo records.

He reunited with Condell for Tír na nÓg’s first album in 42 years in 2015 with ‘The Dark Dance’ which was received enthusiastically by fans and critics.

Now he’s on his way to Courthouse Lane upstairs in The Acoustic Room at Il Forno Restaurant.  Tickets are €15 and booking is essential on 066-7195402.

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3. Rock out for charity…

If folk music isn’t your thing, get in touch with your inner mosher as The Abbey Inn hosts a night of rock music for a great cause.

People are encouraged to dress up for the weekend that’s in it and help raise funds for Bru Columbanus and the Kerry Coronary Care Unit. Tickets are €10 and it’s well worth going if you’re into your decent rock music. The night begins at 9pm.


4. Na Gaeil’s big day…again…

Andrew Barry and Jamie Lowham celebrate David Culloty's last gasp equaliser. Photo by Dermot Crean

Andrew Barry and Jamie Lowham celebrate David Culloty’s last gasp equaliser in the drawn game.

All roads lead to Killarney for the Oakpark club’s Junior Premier Club Championship Final. Na Gaeil probably should have capitalised on their numerical advantage against Glenbeigh/Glencar in the drawn game two weeks ago.

They’ll find it tough against the Mid-Kerry side so they’ll need all the support they can get in Fitzgerald Stadium. Throw-in is at 2.30pm. Should they do it, it’ll be some evening in the Killeen clubhouse.

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5. Halloween fun for the little ones…

It’s the day where kids all over town get dressed up and fill up on goodies going door to door.

Crag Cave out in Castleisland is hosting a special Halloween Fancy Dress Disco  for all the little ghosts and goblins from 2pm to 5pm to get kids prepared for trick or treating later.

It costs €8 per child and you get a goodie bag and they’ll be prizes for best costumes.

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