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Denny Street: Power to the People

August 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

Denny Street has been at the epicentre of power since the foundation of Tralee. Join Victoria McCarthy and Helen O’Carroll on a journey through a sweeping epic across the ages on the street. For centuries Denny Street was one of the main seats of power of the Earls of Desmond, who were supplanted by the Dennys in the 1580s. The castle was demolished and a street built in the 1820s. Denny Street embodied the rise of the Irish middle class who inhabited it as an elite oasis in a Victorian town. In a final transfer of power, the Denny demesne was bought by the local authority and one of the first civic buildings in the state was the Thomas Ashe Memorial Hall, which opened in 1928. This free lunchtime lecture is organised as part of National Heritage Week. All are welcome.


August 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Kerry County Museum