Canopy For The Square Will Have To Wait A While

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IT looks like a canopy to cover part of the Square will have to wait a while after a councillor sought an update from the Council on the project.

Back in September, a draft of the Tralee Town Centre Public Realm Strategy 2018 featured a recommendation for a contemporary canopy for part of the Square.

Sinn Féin Cllr Toireasa Ferris asked Council management for an update at Monday’s meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors.

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The Council said that providing a covered area in Tralee for encouraging performances and activities in the town centre remains an objective.

They said some work has been carried out on the initial ‘scoping out’ of the project and these will be further advanced in 2019.

However, the Council said there are considerable capital costs involved with a permanent covering for the Square and these must be considered in the light of the major infrastructure upgrades for Castle Street, Bridge Street and Lower Rock Street and seeking funding for these works is the priority.

Cllr Ferris said it is 25 years since traders in the Square first highlighted this as a potential development and it would be shocking to see it drag on into a third decade without anything being done.

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