IT’S amazing how just a lick of paint can brighten up a street.
Painters are working on The Corner House – popularly known as Godley’s Bar in years gone by – and passers-by and motorists have noticed how a coat of paint has really brightened up the Rock Street/Pembroke Street junction.
It’s a far cry from January last year when the famous mural which donned the side of he building was taken down after being battered by a storm.
Rumours are, of course, rife that someone is about to reopen the premises as a public house, but we were told that it’s just a sprucing up job of the exterior.
Maybe a nice mural of the street’s rich football tradition would look good on the gable again? Any good artists above in the Stacks club?
The difference in the street just makes you think about other parts of town, where vacant buildings could do with a lick of paint to make the town more attractive.
Maybe the Council could look at offering incentives to owners of these buildings to do a paint job.
With the town centre about to undergo massive works over the next six months, Tralee needs to look as bright and attractive as possible to visitors.
Meanwhile, a gate has been installed in the entrance to Dominick Street from Bridge Street (near Dowlings Shoe Shop).
Vehicles will be using the Square to deliver goods to businesses in the Mall while the works are going on from April 24 to late November.