Encouraging people to get involved in new activities

IN a bid to encourage more people to get involved in voluntary work or to take up a new activity or hobby, Manor West Retail Park held an Active Citizens Day.

On the day, local voluntary organisations and sports clubs got together at the shopping centre where they exhibited their work and gave out information on how people can make the most of their free time now that the holiday season is over.

The Active Citizens Day was organised to provide an opportunity to highlight the work being doing every day by organisations and leisure clubs around Tralee.

Local experts were also on hand to give advice, guidance and encouragement to those looking to find a new hobby and get involved in their community this autumn.

The event saw a wide range of hobbies and activities represented on the day with volunteers from Tralee Chamber Alliance, Tralee School of Music, Banna Sea Rescue, Tralee Tidy Towns, Men's Shed Tralee, Tralee Rowing Club, Tralee Cycling Club, Kerry Adult Education, Tralee Tri Club and Tralee Harriers all taking part.

"It was a great opportunity for members of the local community of all ages to come along and experience the breadth of activity which is taking place locally. I am thrilled that so many voluntary groups and sports clubs were eager to get involved and the public had the chance to meet some very special members of our community who work so hard to make our town an even better place to work and live," said Manor West Centre Manager Derek Rusk.