Four Things To Do Between Christmas Eve And St Stephen’s Day

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The next couple of days may be a time to spend with family, pigging out on chocolates and arguing over the telly, but there’s still a few things you can get up to in the outside world…

Christmas Eve

Take in the atmosphere

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An Post workers and friends will be singing outside Penney’s for charity on Christmas Eve.

There’s nothing like meeting up with friends on Christmas Eve in town where the festive atmosphere is always special.

If you’re passing Penney’s between 2.30 and 5pm you might also give generously to the An Post workers and friends who’ll be carol singing in aid of the Palliative Care Unit.

Then go for a coffee or something stronger, sitting by the window to watch shoppers – well, disorganised men really – frantically rushing to buy last minute gifts.

Then head home early for quality time with family.

Christmas Day

Lining up for the Christmas Day Swim in Fenit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lining up for the Christmas Day Swim in Fenit last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

Work Up An Appetite For The Turkey

There’s nothing like the atmosphere out in Fenit on Christmas Day for the annual swim.

The swim will take place at 12 noon and will begin with the traditional singing of Jingle Bells and then Santa will sound the bell for for the first of 3 dashes into the water.

St Stephen’s Day

Taking off at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk from Kirby's Brogue Inn on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking off at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk from Kirby’s Brogue Inn last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

Traditional walk remembers Bill

Join Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor and friends for the annual Bill Kirby Memorial Walk on St Stephen’s Day.

It starts at the Brogue Inn at 11.30am but the fun and entertainment beings at 11am. Music and refreshments will be provided and donations are accepted on the day for Palliative Care in Kerry General Hospital.

The four mile walk will depart from the Brogue Inn at 11:30am, up Rock Street over to the Bracker Regan Road, down Caherslee than back to The Rock through Pembroke Street.

Running At The Rugby Club


If there’s still a bit of the turkey to run off you can head up to Tralee Rugby Club.

They’re having their inaugural 3k/5k fun run which will get underway 1pm and be followed by ‘Home v Exiles’ match which kicks off at 2:30pm.

After the match, players and attendees will get a chance to catch up even more at the clubhouse where there will be refreshments and spot prizes.


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