GIFS: Google Street View Tracks Changes To Tralee During The Recession

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SINCE around about the time the ‘Celtic Tiger’ hit a nosedive, there have been a few structural changes to the town landscape and surrounding areas.

Even though construction work slowed  to a trickle compared to the boom years, there were a few projects in Tralee between 2009 and now that have reshaped our surroundings.

Using the modern marvel that is Google Street View, we were able to draw upon snapshots in time to help illustrate some of the structural changes around the town from 2009 to 2014.

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 1. John Mitchels GAA Grounds transformed into Aldi

From the deal that saw Aldi move to John Mitchels old ground on John Joe Sheehy, the Mitchels were able to up sticks and move to their incredible new facilities in Ballyseedy.

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2. Deans Lane and the Mitchels area gets a major revamp

One of the most uplifting works to be completed in recent years was the urban regeneration of the Mitchels area.

Deans Lane

Deans Lane.


3. Fairies Cross petrol station goes from closed to open for business

Having an abandoned petrol station in the area is not a pretty site, thankfully Applegreen have moved into Faries Cross to make it once more a bustling business.

Faries Cross

Faries Cross

4. The town gets a new bypass

Here you can see the changes made on the Castlemaine Road after the bypass was completed in 2013.

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Castlemaine Rd

5. The building where Boots is now located is built

One of the businesses that was hit hardest during the recession were video rentals, here you can see the see the old Xtra Vision store in Abbey Court, transformed into what is now Boots.


Abbey Court

One Comment

  1. Patricia Heffernan says:

    This array of photos is wonderful