The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

TRADERS in Cas­tle Street got Christ­mas off to a flyer this week when launch­ing their ‘Christ­mas in Cas­tle Street’ ini­tia­tive.

As Tralee’s main thor­ough­fare, Cas­tle Street is tra­di­tion­ally the epi­cen­tre of town and in re­cent years has seen a resur­gence in foot­fall as busi­ness is pick­ing up again in the fa­mous street.

The launch also marks the fact that Cas­tle Street is ‘get­ting back to its roots’ again, ac­cord­ing to Billy Nolan.

“We have a lot to of­fer peo­ple who want to shop on Cas­tle Street this Christ­mas.

“Cas­tle Street was, and still is, the main street in Tralee and this pro­mo­tion is de­signed to help us get back on our feet again,” he said.

Billy praised how well Tralee looks at the mo­ment with its stun­ning fes­tive light­ing dis­play.

He said the fact that many of the shops have made a huge ef­fort to look fes­tive this year is adding to the at­mos­phere.

There is also free park­ing in Tralee for the Christ­mas pe­riod, while the ad­di­tion of the Lidl at the top of Ed­ward Street is also lead­ing to more peo­ple shop­ping in the Cas­tle Street area.

“You must think pos­i­tive these days. Cas­tle Street is get­ting back to its for­mer self again and this pro­mo­tion re­flects that.We’ve no­ticed the amount of peo­ple that are go­ing up the town shop­ping has nearly dou­bled on what it was this time last year. Even the smaller busi­nesses in the up­per part of Cas­tle Street are start­ing to thrive again,” Billy said.

Photo by Dom­nick Walsh

Cas­tle St traders unite to launch the first ever Cas­tle St Christ­mas Shop­ping cam­paign on Tues­day on the main thor­ough­fare of Tralee.

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