Hundreds attend Islamic exhibition in The Brandon

Simon Brouder

Published 28/08/2013 | 05:36

Faiza Yasin, Margaret Greaney and Saima Memon at the Islamic Exhibition in The Brandon Hotel on Saturday.

AN exhibition of Islamic culture and traditions in Tralee at the weekend has proved a major success with more than 250 people attending the day long event which took place at The Brandon Conference Centre on Saturday.

The event was organised by the newly established Kerry Islamic Outreach Society to provide people in Kerry with proper information on the religion and to help dispel some of the misconceptions that surround Islam.

As well as stalls and discussion groups providing information and hosting conversations on all aspects of Islam visitors were also able to read about the history of Islam, examine some Islamic artifacts and get henna traditional henna tattoos.

There was huge interest in the exhibition with a number of people queuing for entry before the exhibition's doors were open at 11am and many staying on for some time after its 5pm closing time to properly conclude their discussions.

The Kerry Islamic Outreach Society said they are extremely grateful to all their guests and well wishers and also thanked Mayor Tralee Pat Hussey and Tralee and Kerry Councillors Gillian Wharton-Slattery and Toiréasa Ferris who visited and spoke at the event.

All proceeds from the day will be donated to the Enable Ireland Kerry Services.

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