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July 17, 2023

Tralee StreetFest to take place over five days in August

Plans for a new five-day festival of family fun and street entertainment in Tralee next month are at an advanced stage. The name and branding for the new ‘Féile Trá Lí’ were unveiled today by the Mayor of Tralee and the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council along with representatives from Tralee Vintners, Tralee Chamber Alliance and Fáilte Ireland.

Féile Trá Lí, the Tralee StreetFest will take place between 18 and 22 August to coincide with the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Featuring parades, live music, street theatre, markets, fireworks and an extensive programme of family fun, the Féile will incorporate all the traditional elements of festivals in previous years.

Led by Kerry County Council in collaboration with Tralee Vintners and supported by Tralee Chamber Alliance, Fáilte Ireland and the wider business community in the town, this festival will showcase the unique spirit and charm of Tralee and County Kerry. Full details of the programme will be announced over the coming weeks.

“It’s really exciting to have the name and the new logo for the Tralee StreetFest unveiled today,” said Cllr Johnnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee. “Tremendous work is being done to put a very exciting programme together and I look forward to seeing the details over the next few weeks. There will be something for all ages and I encourage everyone to come along and join in the fun.”

Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell thanked the local business community and all stakeholders for their work in supporting Kerry County Council in recent weeks to develop a new street festival and programme of events.

‘Kerry County Council is very proud to be involved in facilitating a family-oriented festival of events in Tralee in August. Féile Trá Lí will be an exciting and action-packed street festival which will build on Tralee’s and Kerry’s reputation for high-quality and entertaining festivals and events,” she said.

Johnny McElligott, Tralee Vintners said: ‘We are delighted with the support from Kerry County Council with regards to the delivery of a fantastic family offering this year and for the support in getting together a committee with ourselves to enable us to provide a full programme of events including five nights of live entertainment in the town centre.’

Nathan McDonnell, President of Tralee Chamber, said: ‘We are delighted and encouraged to see the progress that Kerry County Council and Tralee Vintners Association have made in delivering a new festival for the town of Tralee. The new logo and brand for Féile Trá Lí, represents the essence and energy of this exciting new festival. The logo captures the vibrant and dynamic nature of the festival, while also showcasing the rich heritage and cultural significance of Tralee, highlighting its status as a service town for the Gaeltacht.’

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