Twenty Per Cent Of Denny Street Buildings Are Empty

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Denny Street.

KERRY County Council in association with the Heritage Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance will host a free public seminar on Friday, June 30 at Kerry County Museum on the future of Denny Street.

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.

At the moment, 20 per cent of the buildings are empty and over 40 per cent have empty floor space at upper levels.

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Fire and access regulations, conservation and lack of finance are seen as impediments to using the buildings and bringing them back to their former glory.

People attending the seminar will have a chance to engage in workshop discussions on how to get the best out of the buildings.

There will be information on conservation grants, advice on how to address fire and access issues and information on energy efficiency among other issues.

The free seminar starts at 9am with an address by Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell. Workshops take place from 11.30am and 1pm. For further details, email

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    In some ways the ball was dropped with Denny Street years ago!
    On one hand Tralee has one of the most prestigious Georgian Street in Ireland wonderfully preserved. However, it is dead!

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a balanced redevelopment to revive Denny Street while preserving it for future generations.
    Is anyone in authority up for the challenge!

    Denny Street is the of the jewels in Tralee towns crown and it needs consideration now given the statistics.
    The people of Tralee should call upon their Town councillors and the Kerry County Council to wake-up now and think outside the box for a solution, as the opportunity is limited.