In 1966 'Discovery' visited Tralee, county Kerry to examine the changes that have taken place in the town and its prospects for the future.

From its agricultural past, Tralee has adopted new industry which has brought a different pace of life and a modernity to the town. 

Gone are the old workshops of the old craftsmen, replaced by modern factories.

With industrialisation has come the need for modern dwellings and the replacement of slums with modern city and suburban housing for the growing labour force. 

This excerpt from the documentary provides a glimpse at these changes and includes an interview with a member of the Tralee Urban Council who comments on the initiatives of the local authority in providing housing for workers and land for industry.

The local authority here has lifted the town out of the rather wretched position it was in at the turn of the century.

The town is also well catered for in terms of education with many pupils travelling from outside the town to avail of the schools. 

'Discovery: In Tralee', narrated by Eamon Keane, was broadcast on 13 October 1966.

RTÉ Guide, Discovery in Tralee 13 October 1966
RTÉ Guide listing for 'Discovery In Tralee'.