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Christmas shopping bagMost shops in Tralee will be open this Good Friday in response to the growing demand from tourists.

Speaking on TalkAbout today, Johnny Walsh of Walsh Bros Shoes in Tralee says there was a time when the county town, like most in the country, practically came to a standstill on the holy day.

The majority of businesses in Killarney will be open on Good Friday; most in Listowel will open but many will close around 3pm; while in Castleisland roughly half of businesses will open.

Walsh Bros Shoes in Tralee is among the many open this Good Friday, and Johnny Walsh says there’ve been big changes in the past decade on businesses’ stance on the day.

His own business started to open on Good Friday over 10 years ago, and he says in the past couple of years the remaining few who closed have opted to open due to the demand from tourists.