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The former Denny’s site in Tralee has the potential to be similar to Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL BEGINS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON FUTURE OF ICONIC TRALEE SITE .  Kerry County Council Editorial Use Only on all images .  Pictures from inside the Denny Bacon Factory site, Island of Geese, Tralee 2016, for the launch of public consultation by Kerry County Council. " The Editorial Use Only license means that the image can only be used for non-commercial purposes. "Editorial Use" "  Photo By : Domnick Walsh ©  Eye Focus LTD ©  Tralee Co Kerry Ireland  Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981  E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie        www.dwalshphoto.com PRESS INFO -- KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL BEGINS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON FUTURE OF ICONIC TRALEE SITE   Kerry County Council has announced the first phase of public consultation on the future use of the Denny Bacon Factory site in Tralee, which was donated to the people of Tralee by Kerry Group in 2014. The Council has received €1.5m in EU funding for the regeneration of the historic site which has enormous and exciting potential for the wider revitalisation of Tralee.   The opening of consultation on the future of the ‘The Island of Geese’ – the historic name of that part of Tralee – coincides with the launch of a new website, www.theislandtralee.ie which will allow people to log on and submit ideas. Survey forms are also being made available at up to 20 locations around Tralee.   Over the next six weeks, members of the public will be able to propose ideas which will be used to form a master-plan for the 2.3 acre site, a minimum of 30% of which will be retained as a public amenity space. All responses will be examined by the Council as that master-plan is developed.   An on-site mobile unit has been opened inside the main entrance to the former factory which members of the public can visit over the coming weeks to discuss their proposals for maximising the economic, cultural, social and civic potential of the factory site. (See social media and website for opening times).   A display of images

That’s according to the Chairman of Tralee Waterworld plc.

Over 800 submissions were received by Kerry County Council during a period of public consultation on the redevelopment of the Island of Geese site, which was donated by former owners Kerry Group to the town.

However, Denis Reen warns we need to think big when it comes to this site which has the potential to transform how people see Tralee as a destination: