Tralee saw much violence during the Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War in 1919–1923.
In November 1920, the Black and Tans besieged Tralee in revenge for the IRA abduction and killing of two Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) men.
First unveiled in 1905, the original Pikeman stood until the Irish War of Independence.
In 1921 the Black and Tans dragged it from its pedestal and destroyed it.
The latter held many land titles in West Kerry and also claimed property in Tralee.
Sir Edward Denny, 4th Baronet was a notable landlord in his day: during the time of the Great Famine, he maintained rents to suit his tenants, when other landowners increased them. The modern layout of Tralee was created in the 19th century.
Denny Street, a wide Georgian street, was completed in 1826 on the site of the old castle.
They burned several houses and all businesses connected with Irish Republican Army (IRA) activists.
The town's population including suburbs was 23,691 as of the 2016 Situated at the confluence of some small rivers and adjacent to marshy ground at the head of Tralee Bay, Tralee is located at the base of a very ancient roadway that heads south over the Slieve Mish Mountains.
On this old track is located a large boulder sometimes called Scotia's Grave, reputedly the burial place of an Egyptian Pharaoh's daughter.
The basin area of the canal was subsequently redeveloped with apartments blocks built as part of a proposed marina.
The towpath along the canal was upgraded and is now used by people as an enjoyable amenity as part of the Dingle Way.