Cllr Wants Action On ‘Terrible Eyesore’ Opposite Austin Stack Park

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Cars parked on the vacant site opposite Austin Stack Park on a match day.

THE issue of the vacant piece of land opposite Austin Stack Park was brought up again at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District, with one councillor describing it as ‘awful’.

Cllr Terry O’Brien brought a motion forward last week where he called on the Council to establish the ownership of the site and ask them if they have no plans, could the Council put something in there on a temporary basis to give the area a lift.

“It’s awful, a terrible eyesore and we’ve done such great work in the Mitchels area,” said Cllr O’Brien.

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris said she brought up the issue two years ago. Back in September 2016, the Sinn Féin Cllr  proposed  a motion at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District that an outdoor GAA museum be created on the land and on the wall of Austin Stack Park where there would be a ‘Wall of Fame’ with plaques and memorials.

The result of her motion was that the Council contact Kerry GAA about the matter, however nothing has come of the idea.

“I did meet with the landowner at that time, with a staff member of the council, and they were amenable to allowing us use it,” said Cllr Ferris.

She said the Boherbee Residents Association is looking at sourcing funding for a feasibility study to come up with a plan, once the Council gives them support in doing that.

The Council in reply said the Tralee Municipal District officer will contact the owner to discuss their proposals for the site.


  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Good for Cllr Terry O’Brien and Cllr Toireasa Ferris and best of luck.

  2. why cant they use it as a carpark for gaa matches instead of the cars parking on the cycle lanes both sides of the road