Public in favour of pub opening on Good Friday
There were objectors but the majority of people surveyed on the streets of Tralee have said that they largely are in favour of pubs being allowed to open on Good Friday.
The ban, which has been in place since 1927, was lifted last week and so The Kerryman took to the streets on Tuesday morning to find out exactly what people think about the news.
Speaking to over 25 people, the majority said that, as a modern country, people should have the choice as to whether they want to go to the pub or not.
"It [the lifting of the ban] has been a long time coming. It should have happened years ago if you ask me. It's just going to end up becoming like every other Friday really," said local man Giles McCool, speaking on The Mall on Tuesday.
Another local woman, Maura O'Leary, was in agreement with Giles and said that having the pubs closed in recent years has not stopped people drinking on the day.
"I have no problem whatsoever with the pubs opening," she said. "People are buying the alcohol anyway the day before. They are loading themselves up with crates of it and they are spending the next day drinking it all.
"The pubs being closed hasn't stopped anything," she added.
Tom Reidy was of a similar opinion, adding that having the pubs closed on Good Friday has impacted on our tourist trade.
"They [the pubs] should be open for the simple fact that we have tourists coming over here every year around Easter that we are losing money on," he said.
"An individual should be able to decide for themselves if they want to go to the bar or not on the day. If someone doesn't want to drink on the day for any particular reason, they don't have to go to the pub, it's that simple," he finished.
On the other side of the argument though, a small number of those surveyed argued that the pubs should have been kept closed, citing religious reasons, including local man Seán O'Connell
"Ireland is seen as a largely Catholic country and we are suposedly meant to be practising Catholics. I think that we should have kept them closed," Seán argued.