New Plaque Adds To Christie Hennessy Trail Around Tralee

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The new plaque erected to mark the place where Christie Hennessy worked years ago.

A NEW plaque has been erected at a building in Upper Castle Street to mark where the late Christie Hennessy worked before heading off to England all those years ago.

The plaque is located outside Tralee Supermarket at the junction of Moyderwell and Upper Castle Street.

It was where Christie worked as a messenger boy for Nora Deady and of course his time there from 1956 to 1960, inspired his famous Messenger Boy song.

The new plaque was erected by the committee involved in the annual Celebration of Christie Hennessy and Songwriting which will be held again this year in November.

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It completes the trio of plaques erected around town to mark where Christie was born, lived and worked.The ‘born’ plaque (left) is in a laneway in St John’s Park and was officially unveiled back in November 2017.

Christie was born in a cottage at 2 Steeple View, formerly known as Peter Street off Brogue Makers Lane.

The ‘lived’ plaque (right) is located at the entrance to Casement’s Avenue and recognises that ┬áhe lived at No.36 there from 1947 to 1960 when he emigrated to London.

Of course, the main monument to Christie is in the town centre.

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