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Healy-Rae brothers say ‘bottoms-up’ to office chair racing

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IT’S back and already business people and politicians are in training for Tralee’s third Annual Christmas Office Chair Racing Competition in aid of St Vincent de Paul.

Following on from the success of the event over the past two years, the racing will return to Neil Armstrong Way, outside Siamsa Tíre Theatre, from 1pm on Friday, December 23.

Kerry TDs Danny and Michael Healy-Rae, John Brassil and Martin Ferris have already signed-up to take part in the event and while Deputy Brendan Griffin will not be present, he will donate €50 to St Vincent de Paul.

Shops, banks, hotels, pubs, restaurants, law firms, hospitals, schools, politicians and sports clubs have been asked to take part in what promises to be a hilarious event on the last weekend before Christmas.

Anyone interested in taking part or sponsoring a chair can do so for only €50 and all proceeds will go to St Vincent de Paul.

The President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, John Drummey, said: “St Vincent de Paul continues to be inundated with requests for help from people in our community, not just at Christmas, but all year round and the money raised from this event will help us to help them. This is a fun event to head into the Christmas holidays and wind-down after a busy year.”

The rules are simple: All the chairs (which will be supplied) have wheels and in order to win a race, the competitors must keep their bottoms firmly on the seat of the chair and only use their legs to propel themselves forward towards the finish line.

Depending on the number of entries, the participants will take part in preliminary heats and ultimately the last two sitting will battle it out for the title - the 2015 winner was Paul Keane from Moriarty Civil Engineering in Monavalley Business Park.

Entries will be accepted up to 12pm of the day of the Office Chair Racing on Saturday, December 23.

Please send the name of your Office Chair Racer to John Drummey (on behalf of Tralee Chamber Alliance) - info@JohnDrummey.ie or Junior Locke, President of the Tralee Society of St Vincent de Paul – SVPTraleeArea@gmail.com.

For more information on how to take part, contact Junior Locke on 087-9667442.

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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