Six Things To See And Do Around Tralee This Weekend

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It’s Valentine’s weekend and there’s no shortage of things to go to over the next couple of days. Hopefully Storm Dennis doesn’t spoil the party…


1. Puppy love…

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch will host a dance at the Meadowlands Hotel with the theme of ‘Puppy Love’ with some of their puppies-in-training and other IGDB breeding dogs, ambassador dogs and working dogs in attendance.

It’ll be a fantastic night of music, dancing with Nitelife and spot prizes. Tickets €15 available at the door on the night. Doors open 8.30pm.

2. Get hitched in the Brogue…

Kirby’s Brogue Inn are inviting couples or just friends to have a bit of fun at the barin aid of a local charity.

People can come in and ‘Father’ Vinnie Murphy of the Brogue will bless couples in front of a special wedding altar backdrop and have their photo taken. In return they are asked to make a small donation to Kerry Cancer Support Group/Health Link Transport.

The event is sponsored by Heineken and each couple will receive two drink vouchers as a reward for taking part. You don’t have to be a romantically-linked couple, everyone can participate. The fun begins from around 9.30pm. Rock band Renovator are playing later that night.

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3. Drag yourself to Benners…

Maddens at Milk Market Lane are putting on a major drag show called ‘Paris Is Burning’ in Benners Nightclub on Saturday with a late night afterparty into the early hours.

The show itself will feature four queens from Cork led by Candy Warhol who is one of Ireland’s leading drag acts. Doors will open 8pm for a pre-show set and the the Queens will take to the stage for a night of lip sync battles, death drops and surprise performances. There will also be drag on the decks until 2.30am.

Tickets are €25 (students €15 with card) which includes entry to afterparty, available on or at Maddens.

4. Rocking the Brandon…

Local Bon Jovi tribute act, Bon Jovee, will take to the stage in The Brandon Hotel in aid of  Comfort For Chemo Kerry and ‘Action For Amber’.

Bon Jovee will be joined by the Kingdom Dancers, Tralee singer/songwriter Seamus Harty, while Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan will provide some 80s music before they take the stage with all the hits from New Jersey’s finest.

Afterwards, Botty will take the party into the early hours with more great 80s hits. There will be spot prizes and auctions throughout and MC for the night will be Radio Kerry’s Elaine Kinsella. Tickets at €20 can be bought at Paco in Tralee or Horan’s Health Stores in Tralee.

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5. Running from The Rose…

The Tralee 10 Miler/5k takes place this Sunday. Organised by Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching, the event will bring together a combination of club athletes and recreational runners over relatively flat fast courses taking in the outskirts of Tralee.

It will take place on Sunday at 11am with participants gathering near The Rose Hotel.  Kerry Hospice Foundation will receive some of the proceeds from the event. Entry is €25 + €1.20c transaction fee for the 10 Miler and 5k entry is €12 + .50c transaction fee. Click here to register.

6. Play premiere in Meadowlands…

A TRALEE woman’s play will receive its premiere at The Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday night.

Written and directed by Fidelma Fitzgerald, ‘Into-Me-See’ is a Philomena Dramatics Production and is in support of the LGBT community here in Kerry.

The play starts at 8pm and tickets are €10 at the door. There will also be spot prizes on the night and all proceeds raised will go towards the Kerry Festival Of Pride.

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