Out & About Tralee
Locals enjoy charity dinner, comedy nights and table quizzes in busy few days in town
There certainly couldn't have been any complaints about lack of things to do in Tralee over the last few days with events aplenty to choose from - be they table quizzes, charity fundraising dinners, birthday parties or comedy nights - so there was something for everyone to enjoy.
The old saying goes that you wait for a bus and two come along at the same time and this was certainly the case last Thursday evening as not one but two table quizzes took place.
The first was held in The Meadowlands Hotel, organised by the Tralee Lions Club, and was in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group while the other took place in the Na Gaeil Clubhouse and was the annual table quiz in aid of the Tír na nÓg orphanage in Tanzania.
Friday night came and one of the biggest event in the town - which had mouths watering these last few weeks in anticipation of it - was the Recovery Haven fundraising dinner which was held in The Rose Hotel. Over a hundred people were in attendance here, all of whom enjoyed a delicious five course meal, before taking part in a silent auction to win an overnight stay and a round of golf at one of the most famous hotel and courses in the world - St Andrew's in Scotland.
If a fancy dinner is not your fancy, then locals were certainly spoilt for choice, with three nights straight of comedy to enjoy in the Ballymac Bar in Boherbee where 'Much Ado About The Bard' was taking place as part of three nights of pub theatre.
There was two plays on the night, 'Ruby Of Elsinore' and 'The Case Of A Tale Told By An Idiot', - both of which were directed by local man Frank Houlihan and which were written by Bruce Kane. The three nights of the play were hailed as a huge success by locals with the possibility of future pub theatre shows in the future, judging by the success.
Finally, although not a Tralee man per se, it would be very remiss of us not to wish Lixnaw man Michael Heaphy a very happy 90th birthday after he celebrated he milestone occasion with friends and family in The Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon.