Public Seminar On Future Of Denny Street

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A FREE public seminar on the further revitalisation and rejuvenation of Tralee’s Denny Street will take place at the Kerry County Museum on Friday,  June 8 from 9am to 1pm.

It follows a similar event in 2017 which was hosted by the Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council and which focused on the conservation of the street and how the use of its buildings might be maximised to vitalise the area.

Featuring a range of experts, the seminar will include free advice from conservation architects, information on how to deal with common conservation problems, conservation grants, and how rejuvenation has been successfully carried out in Georgian Dublin, as an example.

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“The aim of the seminar is to stimulate change and to transform Denny Street from a place to pass through into a destination, showcasing the value of its heritage and unique character and promoting economic regeneration,” said Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer with Kerry County Council.

“Denny Street is Tralee’s only planned Georgian street, superimposed on a medieval town centre.  The elegant street retains its vestiges of Georgian splendor, visible to us all in its variety of doorways, sash windows, limestone steps and decorative railings.

“The Ashe Memorial Hall, one of the first civic buildings opened in the new Irish State, forms a magnificent vista as it is nestled amongst the verdant setting created by mature trees of our Town Park,” said Victoria.

“Denny Street is like other streets in Ireland’s towns, villages and cities – it has suffered over the past decades through both modern building requirements and the change and decline in businesses which traditionally occupied the ground floor of Denny Street premises for nearly two hundred years. The loss of residential and other uses from the upper floors along with increasing costs in maintenance and conservation of the historic built fabric has led to underutilisation and that is one of the many topics we will discuss at this event,” said Victoria.

For more information contact Victoria McCarthy on 066 7183793 or

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Denny Street is one of Ireland great Georgian streets and should have one of the buildings restored and re-established as a Georgian townhouse museum.

    Number Twenty Nine Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin is a great example of this:

    Tralee would want to get with it and compete with its own potential attractions.
    Like I say – the old courthouse becoming a rose of Tralee museum along with Georgian town house museum in the town centre would make Tralee into a powerhouse of attractions.

    Maybe there is a talented local politician in Kerry that could take on such matters to make Tralee great again!