Coronavirus: important message from the club president

We have decided to cancel our next meeting of Tralee Toastmasters, which was due to take place this Monday evening, 16th March. Our next scheduled meeting is now due to take place on Monday, 6th April. Stay safe and we hope to see you at Tralee Toastmasters again soon.

Anthony Garvey

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World Championship event on August 26th, 2019, in Tralee

Tralee Toastmasters would like to invite you to join us on Monday, 26th August, at 8pm, to watch the 2019 Toastmasters International Speech Contest final.

Over 20,000 contestants take part in the contest every year, each one hoping to reach the grand final, which is being held this year, in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Six contestants will take part in the grand final and they come from all over the world. The format for the evening is as follows:

8pm World Championship speeches
9pm Tea and Coffee Break
915pm Winners are announced
935pm A few words from Tralee Toastmasters’ President
945pm Finish

We will be holding the event in the Education Centre, Tralee which is on the North Campus of the Institute of Technology, Tralee. When entering the college grounds, turn left at the roundabout and it’s the second building on the left (the creche is the first building).

Admission is just €5 and will include tea and coffee at the break.

Do call or email if you plan to come, so we can let the Education Centre know how many to expect!

Contact our VPPR, Donal McCarthy on 087 138 3068 or email him on ballyroedonal to secure your place.

Kind regards

Anthony Garvey
President, Tralee Toastmasters

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Competition Time!

Hi Toastmasters and friends, just to bring you up to speed with our club events. The club level “International Speech Contest” and the “Evaluation Contest” was held In Kerins O’Rahillys club on 4th of this month. The speeches where hugely entertaining and a very high standard. In the “International speech contest” Anthony Garvey and Anne Lawlor will go forward to represent the club and Sonia Elston and John McGillycuddy  in the Evaluation Contest in the Area Final on Tues 19th  March at the Dromhall Hotel  in Killarney. We’re expecting a great attendance, with good craic and loads of fantastic speeches. With refreshments thrown in all for 5 euro its hard value to beat. For anyone that’s curious about toastmasters it would be a great introduction

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New Year, New Toastmasters!

Toastmasters and would be Toastmasters just a reminder that our first meet of 2019 is on Monday the 7th of January. This is also an open night (visitors no charge) and would be the perfect opportunity to see the club in action. It promises to be a great night with some fantastic speeches, Table Topics and a chance to chat over a cup of tea or coffee. So, if you would like to develop your public speaking skills and increase your confidence why not join us at the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Club at 8pm for some fun as well as some new skills for 2019.

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Summer Updates

Very successful meeting held in listowel on Saturday 28th of July which was chaired by Derry Butler. Very informative and interesting meeting which was enjoyed by everybody.

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So long and see you soon!

This Monday June 11, Tralee Toastmasters bade farewell to the season 2017-2018.

It was a glorious year, thanks to all the members and guests of the club! We celebrated our 25th anniversary, had many meetings and competitions, welcomed new members and heard a lot of great speeches! Thanks to our immediate past president Derry Butler and everybody!

The President for the coming year, Eamonn Bannan, with the help of the new committee, will lead us starting from our first meeting in September. Good luck and godspeed!

We Tralee Toastmasters are so looking forward to our first meeting in September! Everyone is welcome, as always!

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Even more of the local media coverage!

More publicity for the club, thanks to The Kerrymen and Connect Business. Well done to Mike for the nice, really personal angle on the club, that worked just brilliantly!

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Next Monday May 7th, we are holding our usual meeting night. That can be the best ending for your May long weekend – why not come and see us in Kerins O’Rahilly GAA Club? We have just a couple of meetings remaining till the end of the season. So, see you there!

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The celebration party: covered by the local media

Big thanks to The Kerryman and Kerry’s Eye for their excellent coverage of our anniversary party! Amazing night it was, wasn’t it?

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Busy April days in the Club

Well done to everybody who participated in the club Speech Contest and Evaluation contest! Our congratulations to our champions: Sonia, Anthony, Anne! We are sure you will make us proud in the Area!


… Speaking of the Area… This year we are happy to host the Area level contest in our club! Everyone is welcome next Monday, April 16th, 8pm, to Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club to the next round of the contest! The competition of the area clubs is always full of excitement and fun (and of course, a healthy bit of adrenaline). Who will represent our Area on the next level? That will be the question of the night! Everybody is welcome to watch and enjoy those great speeches!

We are all looking forward to our celebration night! The clock is ticking… The Saturday is only 2 days away! For details, check this link – and do not be too shy! Just come and party with us!


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25th anniversary celebration


Do you know that our club is already 25 years old? Or should we say it is only 25 years young? Whatever way to see it you prefer – we would be really happy to see you on the celebration night on Saturday, April 14th. The night will be about the club, about public speaking, about most of all – about having fun! It will take place in Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club, starting at 7.30pm. The program of the night includes speeches, finger food, drinks and of course meeting good old friends and nice new people. The entrance fee €20 will be collected at the door.

Party with us – and let’s celebrate public speaking in Tralee!

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