Sunshine fun in the park at family festival

Simon Brouder

FABULOUS spring sunshine and a host of family fun activities helped make Tralee's 2014 Tír na nÓg Children's Festival an outstanding success.

Huge crowds turned out to enjoy a variety of events organised by the members of Tralee Chamber Alliance, all aimed at attracting more visitors to Tralee during the Easter Holidays.

"There was something good to do in Tralee almost every hour of the weekend while the fine weather was a bonus. Everyone who organised a child or family-friendly event or activity in Tralee deserves much praise and thanks from the local community," said CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge.

One of the weekend's largest events was the children's fun run in Tralee Town Park which was organised by three ITT students on work experience with Tralee Chamber Alliance. Another event with a fitness slant to it was the Bunny Fitkids Camp at Manor West Hotel on Easter Saturday where children between 5 and 11 took part in an array of fun activities held throughout the afternoon.

The annual Easter Sunday Egg Hunt at Ballygarry House Hotel was booked out well in advance of the event while the Teddy Bears Picnic at Tralee Bay Wetlands and the Ballyseedy Garden Centre Family Days were also very well attended.

Large crowds enjoyed exciting racing at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Good Friday and Easter Saturday and a major GAA Under 14 Football tournament staged at John Mitchels and Na Gaeil added to the fun and excitement of a busy Easter weekend in Tralee.