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Is Tralee the roughtest town in Ireland?


Tommy Tayto

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Good piece in the Sindo today (!) about how rough Tralee has become over the last few years. Anyone who has visited will probably have noticed the higher than average number of scumbags and general low class inbreds that seem to have infested our fair town. As a man who has travelled to many different countries, and experienced some pretty hairy neighbourhoods and situations, I can honestly say that Tralee is by far the roughest place I have ever been, and the only place where I genuinely feel threatened on a night out. Many people have commented that the place is now much worse than Limerick, and on any average day you will observe gangs of youths floating around town looking for their next robbery/assault victim.
What gets your vote for roughest town?


Home of the Rose is now plagued with thorns - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
 


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Good piece in the Sindo today (!) about how rough Tralee has become over the last few years. Anyone who has visited will probably have noticed the higher than average number of scumbags and general low class inbreds that seem to have infested our fair town. As a man who has travelled to many different countries, and experienced some pretty hairy neighbourhoods and situations, I can honestly say that Tralee is by far the roughest place I have ever been, and the only place where I genuinely feel threatened on a night out. Many people have commented that the place is now much worse than Limerick, and on any average day you will observe gangs of youths floating around town looking for their next robbery/assault victim.
What gets your vote for roughest town?


Home of the Rose is now plagued with thorns - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

i understand the place is full of tinkers
 
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I visit Tralee fairly often - seems ok. But I have not experienced it late at night and have heard of problems with roaming gangs. Can´t see why these should be any problem for the gardai as the town centre is fairly compact - but I have heard stories of the lads not being terribly interested in reports of the problem !!
 

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I visit Tralee fairly often - seems ok. But I have not experienced it late at night and have heard of problems with roaming gangs. Can´t see why these should be any problem for the gardai as the town centre is fairly compact - but I have heard stories of the lads not being terribly interested in reports of the problem !!
The town can be rough at times during the day, but night time is when the real animals come out to play. And the guards have a pretty lax attitude when it comes to fighting, they only arrest the worst of the worst as there are only 7 cells in the station! I remember one fight in town where they were all tearing strips off each other, a passing squad car pulls up, cops rolls down the window and shouts :"right lads, that's enough, break it up!" They gave it a few minutes, and drove off again. Drive by policing, an interesting and exciting new concept in law enforcement......anywhere else it would be a night in the cells!

A zero tolerance policy is needed in Tralee now, I wonder could they build temporary cells for holding the scumbags?
 

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no way
tralee is one of the best towns in this country
just a few rough families are causing all this trouble, can be handled, fling them out
Are you serious? Have you been out at night in Tralee lately? It's like downtown Fallujah!
 

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though its been some time since i've been there it was always a bit rough and a bit of a dump to be honest, and in the current climate i'd not expect it to get any better in the foreseeable future
 

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Lads,
I saw 'I am Legend' on Sky the other night. Now that is what I call things being fairly rough at night.
 

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I wonder could they build temporary cells for holding the scumbags?
Naah, why would the state be bothered? There's no corporate or vested interest suffering, only plebs, sorry, citizens involved. But there is a mobile jail that the cops have got, and it's seen plenty of service up in Co. Mayo (guess where?) this year so far. Ye might have immense regard for yerselves in the so-called Kingdom but you are nothing to Biffo et al when compared to Oireland Inc.
 

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Good piece in the Sindo today (!) about how rough Tralee has become over the last few years. Anyone who has visited will probably have noticed the higher than average number of scumbags and general low class inbreds that seem to have infested our fair town. As a man who has travelled to many different countries, and experienced some pretty hairy neighbourhoods and situations, I can honestly say that Tralee is by far the roughest place I have ever been, and the only place where I genuinely feel threatened on a night out. Many people have commented that the place is now much worse than Limerick, and on any average day you will observe gangs of youths floating around town looking for their next robbery/assault victim.
What gets your vote for roughest town?


Home of the Rose is now plagued with thorns - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
I doubt if its the 'roughest town' in Ireland. I am sure there are estates in Limerick and Dublin much worse but it has to be conceded that the Town has gone progressively downhill in recent years. The article is pretty much on the money and not at all overdone or sensationalist. The 'scumbags' you refer to are the marauding gangs of teenage and younger pavees who seem to be able to rob premises at will in broad daylight without any fear of any retribution or the Justice system.

As Cusack points out the Castle Street end at Moyderwell is full of low rent ethnic shops and takeaways and is really rundown. Plus that is where the flat of the Czech woman with the 183 deals of crystal meth also is, it is actually on the laneway main entrance to the biggest primary school in Tralee!!

The unemployment rate is certainly extremely high in Tralee and with Amman going and the remaining industry all looking as if they are on the way out there is just no employment driver in Town outside of the public sector which is of course itself looking to contract.
 

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as i already pointed out these pests, are not from tralee, should be shown the road out every last one
The Quilligans are originally from Cork not Tralee but that is just splitting hairs. We also seem to have a number of Roma around the place.
 
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Roma around the place.
How do these people get into the country I've yet to see a Roma behind the counter of a shop or just with a job all they seem to do is beg! Why are they not deported?
 

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as i already pointed out these pests, are not from tralee, should be shown the road out every last one
But put them where? pity that local mayors don't have the same powers as those in France (or maybe not with corruption levels in this country). From what I have been told they have real power to remove/evict troublemakers etc. perhaps a local gov act is necessary. Otherwise plenty of rough towns to compete (try Bandon or Arklow?)
 

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I think it's a sign of the times across the whole country.
 

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PS I bet Laura Moore will be suffering from tinitis over the next few days after the earful she is going to be getting from business interests in Town!

Although she is already not exactly flavour of the month with traders in Town after hosting the liquidation sale crowd in the Abbeygate a few weeks back which broke a prior agreement between traders and hoteliers not to host that Carlow based crowd in a Town hotel. They previously used a warehouse on John Joe Sheehy Road.
 

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Just accept it lads,all Irish towns and villages are as rough as hell and can be very violent especially at weekends when that element, who exist everywhere, are tanked up with drink and drugs.Just look at Mayo at the moment ...top of the news again this morning.Who would have thought that about Mayo a few years ago? But the towns of Mayo are no worse than anywhere else in ireland.It's everywhere.We are a very violent country.The battle was lost years ago when the government refused to take on the anti social elements in our cities and refused to put the necessary resources into the trouble spots.The outlook is for a worsening of violence in our towns and villages.It is very depressing.
 

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PS I bet Laura Moore will be suffering from tinitis over the next few days after the earful she is going to be getting from business interests in Town!
Yes I'm sure people will shoot the messenger here, but it needed to be said. The Rose of Tralee especially has been a disgrace for the last few years. I can't think of any other festival where gangs of pavees can just walk up to you and steal your drink. They don't have to buy any booze for the festival, they just threaten people into handing over theirs! My friends and I tried remonstrating with them once, and barely lived to tell the tale. One wolf whistle and they were appearing from all sides...but it's not just the pavees, the general population seems to admire smart alecky and scummy behaviour. I dunno, the gene pool in Tralee seems to be particularly poor.

The battle was lost years ago when the government refused to take on the anti social elements in our cities and refused to put the necessary resources into the trouble spots.The outlook is for a worsening of violence in our towns and villages.It is very depressing.
True, but to give credit where it's due, Michael MacDowell did try to introduce more a more civilized cafe culture, and he got abuse from all sides for trying that. So that's what your up against here. People want change, and when it comes they reject it. Bizarre.
 

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Just accept it lads,all Irish towns and villages are as rough as hell and can be very violent especially at weekends when that element, who exist everywhere, are tanked up with drink and drugs.Just look at Mayo at the moment ...top of the news again this morning.Who would have thought that about Mayo a few years ago? But the towns of Mayo are no worse than anywhere else in ireland.It's everywhere.We are a very violent country.The battle was lost years ago when the government refused to take on the anti social elements in our cities and refused to put the necessary resources into the trouble spots.The outlook is for a worsening of violence in our towns and villages.It is very depressing.
That's true. I remember being in Kilkenny on a Saturday night years ago and it was downright scary, mostly as a result of Dublin stag parties it must be said. Here in the midlands all the main towns are 'approach with care' zones after dark at weekends. There seems to be a general acceptance that this is just the way things are going to be. Like you I can't see it being reversed - the appetite for 'tough action' is this country never goes beyond words. I've also noticed that even in rural areas, a lot of young people seem to be surly and dour almost to the point of being aggressive, and I am not talking about kids from the cliched 'council estate' background. I truly don't know what's wrong with this country but its problems are deep indeed.
 

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I've also noticed that even in rural areas, a lot of young people seem to be surly and dour almost to the point of being aggressive, and I am not talking about kids from the cliched 'council estate' background. I truly don't know what's wrong with this country but its problems are deep indeed.
Yeah I've noticed that, there seems to be a "I wanna fight the world" attitude. Where is this mentality coming from I wonder?
 

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