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Monday 21 April 2014

A lot to get egg-cited about at Tralee festival

Princesses Yasmine Ryle, Daisy Nowak and Ciara Drummey were joined by the Easter Bunny to announce details of all the egg-citing kiddies events that will be available during the Tir na nOg Childrens Festival in Tralee this Easter from March 29 to April 1. Full details from Tralee.ie. Photo by Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

TRALEE will be the place to be for a family break this Easter as the town plays host to the Ireland's biggest dedicated children's festival.

The Tír na nÓg Children's Festival takes place in Tralee from God Friday, March 29 to Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 1 with a whole host of entertaining events planned in venues all over town for families and children.

Some of events to watch out for include a charity Duckathon which will see Tralee's canal filled with thousands of rubber ducks, a family night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and the installation of a stunning carousel in the town square.

Other planned events include Easter egg hunts, puppet shows, free children's parties, a teddy bears picnic, a bonny baby competition, bowling, an Arty Bits craft fair and bouncy castles.

Families will also be able to avail of free entry for children to the Kerry County Museum for the duration of the festival.

The Tír na nÓg Children's Festival has been supported by Tralee Chamber Alliance who said the four day festival is great opportunity for Tralee to promote itself as one of Ireland's premier family holiday destination.

"The people of Tralee have a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and family from far and near to come to Tralee for the Easter break. Whether it's for a weekend break or simply visiting for the day, there is a lot to do and see in Tralee. The town's hotels and tourist attractions deserve our thanks and support after coming together again this Easter under the Tír na nÓg Children's Festival banner," Tralee Chamber Alliance President Pádraig McGillicuddy.

Full details of the 2013 Tír na nÓg Children's Festival in Tralee are available from www.tralee.ie or on the event's page on Facebook.

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