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Ballroom, Hotel, or Festival


Abbey Hotel, Donegal, Co. Donegal Active
Abbeyclub, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois Unknown
Abbey Ballroom, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick Accounting Firm
Abbey Ballroom, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal**** Now the Abbey Centre, the local community theatre.
Abbey Ballroom, Drogheda, Co. Louth Shopping Ctr.
Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary*** Active
Adair Arms, Ballymena, Co. Antrim Active
Adamstown Ballroom, Co. Wexford Unknown
Adelaide Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
Adelphi Ballroom, Dundalk, Co. Louth Converted to shops in mid 1980's (thanks to Gerry McKenna)
Adrigole Ballroom, Adrigole, Co. Cork Our thanks to Paul Sheehan
Agricultural Hall, Limavady, Co. Derry*** Now the home of Limavady United football club
Aishling Ballroom, Clogherhead, Co. Louth** Derelict
Allihies Hall, Allihies, Co. Cork Thanks to Paul Sheehan, Local Community Center
Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal Thanks to John McGrenra
Amarillo Ballroom, Tuam, Co. Galway**** Now a garage (William Brennan)
Ambassador Hotel, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry Unknown
Anglers Rest Ballroom, Doonass, Co. Clare Open in the mid 1950's
Anglum Ballroom, Glanworth, Co. Cork  
Annagry, Co. Donegal Ran in the early 70's
Annaly Hotel, Longford, Co. Longford Active as a nightclub - Seamus Kiernan
Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary No dances
Annyalla Carnival, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan  
AOH Hall, Draperstown, Co. Derry  
AOH Hall, Parnell Sq, Dublin, Co. Dublin Our thanks to Peter Brady
Aquinas Hall, Dundrum, Co. Down Now used for recreation - our thanks to James Valentine
Arcadia Ballroom, Belcarra, Co. Mayo Still in use
Arcadia Ballroom, Bray, Co. Wicklow* Cash and Carry* - closed in the mid 70's - one of the largest
Arcadia Ballroom, Cahir, Co. Tipperary****  
Arcadia Ballroom, Cork, Co. Cork Demolished and replaced by Student Apartments
Arcadia Ballroom, Portrush, Co. Antrim Coffee Shop
Arch Ballroom, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare  
Arch Ballroom, Tallow, Co. Waterford Community Hall, active but mostly bingo (Frank Prendergast)
Ardara Hall, Ardara, Co. Donegal Derelict - our thanks to James Breslin
Ardaragh, Co. Armagh Unknown
Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath Active
Ardee Ballroom, Ardee, Co. Louth**** Unknown
Ardgroom Festival, Co. Cork Unknown
Ardgroom, Co. Cork Unknown
Ardmore Hotel, Newry, Co. Down* Once owned by Dana, bombed by IRA, now police barracks
Ardmore, Co. Waterford Unknown
Ardree Hotel, Waterford, Co. Waterford Ard Ri hotel
Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow / P2**** Active
Armagh City Hotel, Armagh, Co. Armagh**** Active
Arthurstown, Co. Wexford Our thanks to Edward Doherty
Arundel Ballroom, Waterford, Co. Waterford**** Part of Waterford City Shopping Centre (Stephen Wallace)
Arus Mhuire, Inchicore, Co. Dublin**** Unknown
Arva Carnival, Co. Cavan Ran in  the early 70's
Ashbourne Festival, Co. Meath Unknown
Ashbourne House Hotel, Ashbourne, Co. Meath**** Unknown
Ashburn Hotel, Lurgan, Co. Armagh Active
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford***  
Ashford Tavern, Ashford, Co. Limerick Active
Ashleigh Ballroom, Milisle, Co. Down**** Became an amusement arcade, recently knocked for housing
Astor Ballroom, Castleisland, Co. Kerry Conroys furniture
Astor Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim Demolished in 2001 now a car park*
Astor Ballroom, Dundrum, Co. Dublin Run by Eddie Downey in the late 1950's
Astoria Ballroom, Bundoran, Co. Donegal Burned down in 2008, was a night club (P.Murray)
Astro Ballroom, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick Hayes Furniture
Athenaeum Ballroom, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford**** Still used by local theatre group
Athleague Carnival, Co. Roscommon Ran in May in the early 70's
Athlone, Co. Westmeath  
Athea, Co. Limerick  
Atlantic Ballroom, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry Demolished
Atlantic Ballroom, Ballyliffen, Co. Donegal Now a fish and chip shop - from David Savage
Atlantic Ballroom, Bundoran, Co. Donegal  
Atlantic Ballroom, Tramore, Co. Waterford^ Still standing but now a games arcade per John O'Connor
Attical Parochial Hall, Kilkeel, Co. Down* Thanks to Gerry Curran
Aughnamullen Carnival, Co. Monaghan  
Bagenalstown Carnival, Co. Carlow  
Bailey's Ballroom, Galway, Co. Galway  
Balla Carnival, Co. Mayo  
Ballerina Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin**** Became the Town and Country Club (Dusty Young)
Ballinafad Easter Festival, Ballinafad, Co. Sligo Early Spring festival in the late 1960's
Ballinagh Hall, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan Our thanks to Regina Burke
Ballinahinch, Co. Down  
Ballinalee Carnival, Co. Longford  
Ballinamore Carnival, Co. Leitrim  
Ballinamuck, Co. Longford Bingo hall - Seamus Kiernan
Ballinasloe Carnival, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway  
Ballintubber, Co. Mayo  
Ballintubber Carnival, Co. Mayo  
Ballroom of Romance, Quin, Co. Clare  
Ballivor Festival, Co. Meath  
Ballybay Carnival, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan  
Ballyboy Hotel, Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal  
Ballybunion Bachelor Festival, Co. Kerry  
Ballycastle Ballroom, Ballycastle, Co. mayo****  
Ballyclare High School, Co. Antrim Our thanks to Garth Armitage
Ballyconneely, Co. Galway Refurbished in 2005, active once again - Kevin Gordon
Ballyconnell Carnival, Co. Cavan Ran in the late 1960's
Ballycran, Co. Down  
Ballycumber, Co. Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Ballydehob, Co. Cork  
Ballygalley Carnival, Co. Antrim Ran in September in the late 1960's
Ballygar Carnival, Co. Galway Going strong since 1945 - Joseph Larkin
Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone  
Ballyhaise Festival, Co. Cavan Ran in  the early 70's
Ballyhornan Ballroom, Downpatrick, Co. Down  
Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry  
Ballylargan, Co. Armagh  
Ballyleague, Co. Roscommon  
Ballyliffin Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal  
Ballymagorry Arms, Strabane, Co. Tyrone Active
Ballymoney, Co. Antrim  
Ballymore Carnival, Ballymore, Co. Westmeath****  
Ballymote Carnival, Ballymote, Co. Sligo Ran in July in mid 1960's
Ballypatrick, Co. Tipperary  
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal  
Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow  
Bangor-Erris Hall, Co. Mayo  
Banna Beach Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry  
Bannville House Hotel, Banbridge, Co. Down New owners! Still active
Bantry, Co. Cork  
Barefield Carnival, Co. Clare Ran in the early 70's
Barley Inn, Omagh, Co. Tyrone Now the Mellon Country Inn-reopened for dancing
Barn, Tullow, Co. Carlow  
Barrowland Ballroom, New Ross, Co. Wexford Another Reynolds brothers "land" ballroom
Barry's Ballroom, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow  
Barry's Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
Bawnboy Carnival, Co. Cavan Ran in the early 70's
Baymount Entertainment Complex, Strandhill, Co. Sligo Added to Silver Slipper and demolished for apartments
Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo Owned by Phill O'Connell (RIP), brother of T.P. of the Astoria
Bealadangan, Co. Galway  
Beara Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork Ballroom was demolished and rebuilt as nite club
Beaten Path, Balla, Claremorris, Co. Mayo  
Beech Club, Ballyhoran, Co. Down  
Beechmount Ballroom, Navan, Co. Meath Demolished - our thanks to Mary Clifford
Beehive, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath  
Bel Air Hotel, Ashford, Co. Wicklow****  
Belclare House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo Photo courtesy Joe Eddleman
Belle Vue Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim  
Bellingham Castle Hotel, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth**** Still in use info from Brian Furey
Belgard, Tallagh, Co. Dublin****  
Belmont Hotel, Banbridge, Co. Down Still Active  - Derek Blevins
Belturbet Carnival, Co. Cavan Ran in September in the late 1960's
Benbulben Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo  
Bennettsbridge Festival, Co. Kilkenny Gone
Betty Staff's Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim  
Big Ridge Ballroom, Dromore, Co. Tyrone Ballroom is still standing, but no dances the last few years.
Binghamstown Ballroom, Binghamstown, Co. Mayo^  
Birr Vintage Week Carnival, Birr, Co. Offaly Ran in August-September in late 1960's
Blackrock, Co. Louth  
Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath****  
Blue Haven Ballroom, Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim Ran dances in the late 1950's
Blue Lagoon, Sligo, Co. Sligo Throughout its history, has run big band nights, now closed
Boathouse, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford*  Active - our thanks to Gerard Hennessy
Boathouse, Coleraine, Co. Derry  Now a Chinese restaurant - Tommy Collins
Boher Hall, Boher, Co. Westmeath****   
Boom Boom Room, Belfast, Co. Antrim  Derelict
Border Inn, Castlefin, Co. Donegal Active
Borderland Ballroom, Clones, Co. Monaghan**** Another Reynolds brothers "land" ballroom became Starlight
Borderland Ballroom, Muff, Co. Donegal John MacCrossan reports it is now an outlet store
Borris Festival, Co. Carlow Ran in  the early 70's
Borrisokane Festival, Co. Tipperary  
Borris-On-Ossary, Co. Offaly  
Boyne Valley Inn, Drogheda, Co. Louth Still in use info from Brian Furey
Boy's Club, Bantry, Co. Cork  
Braemor Rooms, Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo****  
Bree Ballroom, Bree, Co. Wexford  
Breffni Centre, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim Active
Bridge Bar, Enfield, Co. Meath****  
Bridge End, Co. Donegal  
Bridge Hotel, Waterford, Co. Waterford  
Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Active
Bridge Inn, Dunloy, Co. Antrim Active
Bridge Tavern, Eskra, Co. Tyrone (Ran Friday nights in early 1980's)
Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow  
Brown Memorial Hall, Foxford, Co. Mayo Active
Brownsgrove, Tuam, Co. Galway  
Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick Active
Bundoran, Co. Donegal  
Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo  
Bunninadden Carnival, Bunninadden, Co. Sligo Ran in June and started in 1964
Butlersbridge Carnival, Co. Cavan Ran in May and June, 1971
Butlin's, Mosney, Co. Meath**** Now a residential centre for asylum seekers - Brian Furey
Burnavon Theatre, Cookestown, Co. Tyrone****  
Buttevant, Co. Cork  
Butt Hall, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal Recently demolished to make way for new Community Ctr
Callan, Co. Kilkenny  
Calypso Ballroom, Lurgan, Co. Armagh**** Demolished several years ago - Oliver Burns
Cameo Ballroom, Derry, Co. Derry**** Now St. Eugene's Hall - still running
Campile Hall, Co. Wexford Still running Bingo and concerts per Simon Cummins
Camross Ballroom, Co. Wexford Derelict
Canal Court Hotel, Newry, Co. Down* Active
Canon Hayes Memorial Hall, Effin, Co. Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Canon's Hall, Downpatrick, Co. Down  
Caproni's Ballroom, Bangor, Co. Down Demolished
Captain Murphy Hall, Tullow, Co. Carlow Our thanks to Frank White
Carlton Ballroom, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny****  
Carngrove Hotel, Portadown, Co. Armagh Active for weddings and corporate events-Derek Blevins
Caroline Ballroom, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary (known as the Flamingo in the 50's and 60's)
Caroline Ballroom, Drimoleague, Co. Cork****  
Carousel Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Opened Jan 16, 1970 with Joe Dolan & The Drifters
Carraroe, Co. Galway  
Carraroe Hall, Carraroe, Co. Sligo Still in use as a church hall-no dancing
Carrera Ballroom, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim*** Home to Ballyclare Linfield Supporters Club - Jim Nolan
Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth From Geraldine Turley
Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan  
Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone  
Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary  
Carton House, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim****  
Casablanca Club, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford  
Casino, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon River Island
Castaways Club, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin Our thanks to Liam O'Reilly - late 60's
Castle Arms Hotel, Enniscrone Active
Castle Ballroom, Banbridge, Co. Down**** (Venue played by the Miami the night of the tragedy)
Castle Ballroom, Dungiven, Co. Derry Active?
Castle Ballroom, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford****  
Castle Ballroom, Macroom, Co. Cork Fire station
Castle Ballroom, Mountrath, Co. Laois****  
Castle Ballroom, Rockhill, Co. Donegal^  
Castlebridge, Co. Wexford  
Castle Club, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath  
Castle Court Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo***  
Castle Inn, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone  
Castlelyons, Co. Cork  
Castlemore, Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon  
Castlepollard Carnival, Co. Westmeath****  
Castlerea Park Festival, Co. Roscommon Ran in the mid to late 1960's
Cathedral Hall, Raphoe, Co. Donegal* Still standing but no longer running gigs*
Cavan Carnival, Cavan, Co. Cavan Started in 1968 it ran for 5 weeks from July-mid August
Celebrity Club, Belfast, Co. Antrim (From Cavan Ferrie)
Centre of Attraction, Boyle, Co. Roscommon  
Central Ballroom, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry Opened in 1956 by Matt Sullivan
Central Ballroom, Banbridge, Co. Down****  
Central Ballroom, Charlestown, Co. Mayo Now a car dealership, but still looking great!
Central Ballroom, Mountfield, Co. Tyrone Sadly burned down in 1970's, now 2 bungalows-Kevin McCloy
Central Ballroom, Newcastle, Co. Down***  
Central Ballroom, Tullamore, Co. Offaly  
Central Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork  
Chariot Inn, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin* Burned down in the 1970's
Charleville Cheese Festival, Co. Cork  
Charlie Brown's Nite Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin*  
Chestnut Lodge, Benburb, Co. Tyrone  
Chestnut Lodge, Moira, Co. Down Active
Chimney Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim Active
C.I.E. Hall (ballroom), Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
City Hall, Cork, Co. Cork Major 60's dance venue
Clann Ri Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal****  
Clareen, Co. Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Claremorris Ballroom, Co. Mayo  
Classic Ballroom, Gort, Co. Galway Closed/sold
Clery's Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
Clifden Carnival, Co. Galway  
Clifden, Co. Galway  
Clody Ballroom, Bunclody Co. Wexford Now Meadowlands is still running (thanks Walter Skelton)
Cloghan, Co. Offaly  
Cloghan Hall, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath****  
Cloncurry Hot Springs Festival, Cloncurry, Co. Kildare  
Clondrohid, Co. Cork  
Clonmellon Arms, Co. Westmeath**** Derelict , our thanks to Marian Tighe for the info
Clontibret Carnival, Co. Monaghan  
Cloonacool Marquee Festival, Cloonacool, Co. Sligo Ran in May in mid to late 60's
Cloonavin Hotel, Coleraine, Co. Down Ran in mid 70's, demolished - housing site-Tommy Collins
Cloud 9, Bangor, Co. Down Demolished (Cavan Ferrie)
Cloudland Ballroom, Roosky, Co. Roscommon Active (first of the Reynolds Brother's "land" Ballrooms-1957)
Club Amarillo, Tuam, Co. Galway Unknown
Club Flamingo, Roosky, Co. Roscommon  
Clubland, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone  
Club Rado, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Formerly the Maritime Ballroom
Coach Inn, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick  
Coachford Hall, Coachford, Co. Cork Demolished (info from John McCaffrey)
Coates Street Dancehall, Belfast, Co. Antrim****  
Coliseum Ballroom, Portleix, Co. Clare****  
Collins Hall, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary (known as The Clubhouse in later years)
Colmcille Dancing Festival, Co. Longford Ran in July in mid 70's
Columban Hall, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal (still active but no more dances-from John MacCrossan)
Commercial Ballroom, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone* Owned  by P.G. McQuaid
Community Centre, Derry, Co. Derry*****  
Community Centre, Kilfinan, Co. Limerick  
Community Centre, Silverbridge, Co. Armagh  
Convoy Carnival, Co. Donegal Ran in July in late 60's
Coole Hall, Coole, Co. Westmeath****  
Cooraclare, Co. Clare  
Copper Beech, Edenderry, Co. Offaly  
Coragh Dtonn, Skreen, Co. Sligo  
Corballa Dancing Festival, Corballa, Co. Sligo Ran in May in 1960's
Corbett's Ballroom, Headford, Co. Galway^  
Corinthian Ballroom, Derry, Co. Derry Shops
Corncutter's Rest, Creeslough, Co. Donegal  
Corofin Carnival, Co. Clare Ran in the early 70's
Corofin, Co. Galway  
Country Ballroom, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon Reopened and refurbished in 2009
Country Club, Annaclone, Co. Down  
Country Club, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow Owned by Basil Phelan ran 1973-1985 now closed
Country Club, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath****  
Country Club, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal  
Country Club, Fethard, Co. Tipperary  
Country Club, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin  
Country Klub, Bunninadden, Co. Sligo  
County Arms Hotel, Birr, Co. Offaly Active
County Ballroom, Cashel, Co. Tipperary****  
County Club Ballroom, Termon, Co. Donegal^  
County Hall, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath****  
County Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo  
County Hotel, Midleton, Co. Cork  
Courthouse, Lismore, Co. Waterford* Now a Heritage Centre (our thanks to Gerard Hennessy)
Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford  
Craughwell Carnival, Co. Galway  
Creeslough Hall, Creeslough, Co. Donegal Demolished (info from John McCaffrey)
Creighton Hotel, Clones, Co. Monaghan  
Crescent Ballroom, Athlone, Co. Westmeath***** Run by Syd Shine, no longer used for dancing*
Croagh Tavern, Rathkeale, Limerick  
Crofton Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow Seven Oaks Hotel
Cronin's Hotel, Charleville, Co. Cork  
Croom Festival, Co. Limerick  
Crossmolina Nephin Festival, Co. Mayo Unknown
Crossmolina Hall, Co. Mayo  
Crowenstown Inn, Devlin, Co. Westmeath**** Active
Cruise's Royal Hotel, Limerick, Co. Limerick*****  
Crystal Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
Crystal Ballroom, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo  
Crystal Ballroom, Kiltormer, Co. Galway Derelict for years - David Masterson
Crystal Ballroom, Waterford, Co. Waterford^ Now a furniture store - Marian Fitzpatrick
CSM Ballroom, Clonea, Co. Waterford* (our thanks to Gerard Hennessy)
Culdaff Arms, Co. Donegal Active
Culleens Ballroom, Culleens, Co. Sligo^  
Culloden Hotel, Cultra, Co. Down Active
Cupid's Night Club, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon Formerly the Casino
Cush Inn, Kildangan, Co. Kildare   
Cushendall, Co. Antrim* Glens Hotel - still active
C.Y.M.S., Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny****  
C.Y.M.S., Kildare, Co. Kildare Our thanks to Joe Connolly for the photo
C.Y.M.S., Killorglin, Co. Kerry**** Still active
C.Y.M.S., Navan, Co. Meath  
C.Y.M.S., Portarlington, Co. Laois****  
C.Y.M.S., Tralee, Co. Kerry  
Daingean Carnival, Co. Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Danceland Ballroom, Portlaoise, Co. Laoise Sixth Reynolds Brother's "land" Ballroom, demolished
Deenside Festival, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny Ran in July in the mid 70's
Deerpark Inn (Hotel), Antrim, Co. Antrim Closed in 1999, but then burned down
Delvin Hall, Delvin, Co. Westmeath**** Active
Derby House Hotel, Kildare, Co. Kildare****  
Denver Ballroom, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal Closed  but we're not sure when
Derg Arms Hotel, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone Active
Derrydonnell Carnival, Co. Galway Ran in the late 1960's
Derryhale Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth**** Still in use info from Brian Furey
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh Ran in the late 1960's
Desmond Ballroom, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick Now a Cash and Carry - from Brian Ambrose
Diamond Ballroom, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo  
Dohertys Ballroom, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim****  
Dolmen Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow****  
Donagh Carnival, Co. Monaghan  
Dunloy, Co. Antrim  
Doohoma Ballroom, Doohoma, Co. Mayo Still standing but used as a store - Sarah Ryan
Doonbeg Carnival, Co. Clare  
Downhill Hotel, Coleraine, Co. Derry  
Downshire House Hotel, Blessington, Co. Wicklow****  
Downtown Club, Castlebar, Co. Mayo  
Downtown Club, Dundalk, Co. Louth  
Downtown Club, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal  
Dowra, Co. Cavan  
Dreamland Ballroom, Athy, Co. Kildare Community Hall - third Reynolds Brother's "land" Ballrooms
Drimarone Hall, Drimarone, Co. Donegal Saturday nights
Dromahair, Co. Leitrim  
Dromara, Co. Down  
Dromore, Co. Down  
Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick  
Dromod Carnival, Co. Leitrim Ran in the early 70's
Dromore West Carnival, Co. Sligo  
Drumcairn Carnival, Co. Armagh Ran in the early 70's
Drumkeen Carnival, Co. Donegal Ran in May in the early 70's
Drumquin Social Centre, Drumquin, Co. Tyrone Still Active  - Chris Clarke
Drumaroad Hall, Drumaroad, Co. Down Closed in 1990's, but recent plans to renovate
Drumlish Carnival, Drumlish, Co. Longford****  
Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Co. Derry  
Drumsill Hotel, Armagh, Co. Armagh* Closed around 2000
Duggan Arms Hotel, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath****  
Dunamanagh, Co. Tyrone  
Dundrum House Hotel, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary Active
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford  
Dungloe Carnival, Co. Donegal  
Dun Mhuire Ballroom, Wexford, Co. Wexford****  
Dunshaughlin Carnival, Co. Meath Ran in the late 60's
Durrow Carnival, Co. Laois Ran in July in the late 60's
Eagle Ballroom, Galway, Co. Galway^ Became the Skyline ballroom (William Brennan)
Easkey Annual Festival, Seafield Hotel, Co.Sligo  
East County Hotel, Ballinasloe  
Eclipse Ballroom, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo**** Later renamed the Starland ballroom
Edenderry Carnival, Co. Offaly Ran in the early 70's in May
Edenderry, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath  
Edenmore Hotel, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim Nursing Home
Eldorado Ballroom, Oldcastle, Co. Meath****  
Elphin Social Centre, Elphin, Co. Roscommon Still used as Community Centre (thanks to Joan Dockery)
El Ruedo, Carlow, Co. Carlow Ran in the early 70's
Embassy Ballroom, Derry, Co. Derry Now called Fusion
Embassy Club, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan Made way for the Glencarn Hotel - P Clerkin)-Still has dancing
Emerald Ballroom, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway Still In Use
Emerald Ballroom, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh**** Still In Use
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford  
Enniskerry Ballroom, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow^  
Ennistymon Carnival, Co. Clare Ran in the early 70's
Entertainment Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow**** Now used as a gym (Liam O'Reilly)
Erne Ballroom, Belturbet, Co. Cavan Scheduled to be demolished in late 2007-Kathleen Smith
Esker Ballroom, Glenamaddy Became Sound of Music in 1970, now a furniture store
Eskra Carnival, Eskra, Co. Tyrone Ran in summer in mid 70's
Europa Hotel, Belfast, Co. Antrim Active
Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork, Co. Cork****  
Excell Ballroom, Ballymote, Co. Sligo****  
Eyries Dance Hall, Eyries, Co. Cork Our thanks to Paul Sheehan
Fairways Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth Active
Fairyland Ballroom, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon Fourth Reynolds Brother's "land" Ballrooms
Fairyland Ballroom, Termon, Co. Donegal  
Farmer's Hall, Virginia, Co. Cavan****  
Farnham Hotel, Cavan, Co. Cavan  
Farrells, Arklow, Co. Wicklow  
Father Matthew Hall, Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
Fenaghville Ballroom, Fenagh, Co. Leitrim Became the Ivyleaf Ballroom and is still standing
Ferbane Carnival, Co. Offaly Ran in June in the mid 1960's
Fermoy, Co. Cork  
Ferns Carinval, Ferns, Co. Wexford  
Festival of Avondale, Rathdrum  
Festival of the Shannon, Carrick On Shannon, Co.Leitrim Ran in July in the mid 1960's
Fethard Ballroom, Co. Tipperary  
Fiesta Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Now an office block - Albert Craig
Fiesta Club, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Now an electrical wholesaler - Jerry McGarrigle
Finnerty's Ballroom, Rathlee, Co. Sligo^  
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal  
Finuge, Co. Kerry  
Fir Trees, Strabane, Co. Tyrone Active
Flamingo Ballroom, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick  
Flamingo, Ballymena, Co. Antrim Church Hall
Flamingo Niteclub, Castlecourt Hotel, Oldcastle  
Flannery's Hotel, Galway, Co. Galway  
Fleet Inn, Downings, Co. Donegal  
Floral Hall, Belfast Zoo, Co. Antrim Closed
Focsle Hall, Bangor, Co. Down (thanks to Cavan Ferrie)
Ford's Cross Carnival, Co. Armagh Ran in August in the late 1960's
Foresters Hall, Killybegs, Co. Donegal**** Active
Forest Park Hotel, Boyle, Co. Roscommon**** Active
Fort Royal Inn, Ballymena, Co. Antrim* Active - now called the Big House - Tommy Collins
Fountain Blue, Longford, Co. Longford Closed and laying derelict
Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan Active
Four Provinces Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin**** (became the Television Club)
Fox and Goose Carnival, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny Ran in the late sixties in April
Freemount, Co. Cork  
Freigh Inn, Newport, Co. Tipperary  
Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon  
Freshford Carnival, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny  
Friary Hall Ballroom, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny****  
Gaiety Ballroom, Cork, Co. Cork****  
Gaiety Ballroom, Islandeady, Co. Mayo Active in the 1970's and into the 80's
Gaiety Ballroom, Westport, Co. Mayo****  
Gala Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Now an office block - Albert Craig
Gala Ballroom, Killarney, Co. Kerry****  
Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary  
Garda Social Club, Kevin St. Dublin, Co. Dublin Active as disco
Garristown Carnival, Co. Dublin Held in July/August in late 60's
Garyhill Carnival, Carlow Ran in the late sixties in April
GEC Works Canteen, Larne, Co. Antrim (Thanks to Glen Brown)
Geesala Festival, Co. Mayo  
Georgian Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo  
Gildea Hotel, Burtonport Co. Donegal  
Glangevlin, Co. Cavan  
Glasson Carnival, Co. Westmeath Rain the 60's and early 70's (thanks to Tommy Lowry)
Gleann Community Hall, Co. Sligo  
Glenamaddy Carnival, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway Ran in August in the early 70's
Glenamoy Ballroom, Glenamoy, Co. Mayo* Still active for special occasions...Eileen Boyle
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone Active
Glenbower Festival, Killeagh, Co. Cork Early 70's
Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan****  
Glenbay Hotel, Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal Friday nights in early 80's, now empty (2013)
Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry Active
Glen Motel, Ashford, Co. Wicklow Owned by Basil Phelan ran in 50's to 70's.
Glenravel Festival, Co. Antrim Ran in the late 1960's
Glenside Ballroom, Kilmeedy, Co. Limerick^ Demolished - from Brian Ambrose
Glenside Inn, Belfast, Co. Antrim  
Glenswilly Carnival, Co. Donegal Ran in late 1960's
Glentworth Hotel, Limerick, Co. Limerick Active
Glin Ballroom, Dromcolligher, Co. Limerick  
Goff's, Kildare, Co. Kildare****  
Golden Ball, Kiltiernan, Co. Dublin  
Golden Grill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal  
Golden Olive Ballroom, Cong, Co. Mayo^  
Golden Slipper Ballroom, Magilligan, Co. Derry**** Now demolished and site of new apartments
Golf Hotel Ballroom, Rosslare, Co. Wexford****  
Good Time Charlie's (Dublin)  
Good Time Charlie's (Cork)  
Gormanstown Carnival, Gormanstown, Co. Meath****  
Gorteen House Hotel, Limavady, Co. Londonderry Active
Gortin Community Center. Omagh, Co. Tyrone Still Active  - Chris Clarke
Granada Ballroom, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan Derelict
Granada Ballroom, Granard, Co. Longford (Tommy Quinn) Demolished in 2006 after being a storage depot-S. Kiernan
Grand Hotel, Fermoy, Co. Cork****  
Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin****  
Grand Northern Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal****  
Great Southern Hotel, Galway, Co. Galway Active, now the Merrick Hotel (William Brennan)
Great Southern Hotel, Sligo, Co. Sligo Active, now the Southern Hotel
Great Southern Hotel, Killarney Active
Green Acres, Carlow, Co. Carlow  
Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick Active
Green Briar, Belfast, Co. Antrim  
Greenhills Hotel, Limerick, Co. Limerick****  
Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone  
Gresham Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin****  
Greville Arms, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath Active
Grey Abbey, Co. Antrim  
Grosvenor Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim****  
Grove, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Ed Butler writes to tell us the Grove is still active...thanks Ed
Grove, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo Still in use, holds annual showband dance - B. Durkin
Guild Hall, Derry, Co. Derry**** Active Council Chamber and Civic Centre
Gulf Stream Hotel, Baltimore, Co. Cork  
GWI Social Center, Collooney, Co. Sligo  
Gymnasium, Baldonnell, Co. Dublin Held dances in the 60's
Hackettstown Carnival, Co. Carlow  
Half Moon Theatre, Cork, Co. Cork****  
Hanger Ballroom, Salthill, Co. Galway**** Demolished (William Brennan)
Harp & Crown, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh  
Harrier's Club, Tullamore, Co. Offaly  
Haven Hotel, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford^  
Hayden's Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway**** Still running gigs
Hayes Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Active
Hayes Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Demolished
Headford Arms Hotel, Kells, Co. Meath****  
Headford Carnival, Headford, Co. Galway Ran in summer in mid 70's
Hearns Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary  
Heatherville House Hotel, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath****  
Heilby House, Kildare, Co. Kildare  
Hibernian Ballroom, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry Opened in 1967 and run by Dan Kiely
Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork Active
Hidden Inn, Kilmanahan. Co. Kilkenny  
Highlands Hotel, Glenties, Co. Donegal Active
Hillgrove Hotel, Dingle, Co. Kerry Active
Hi-Land Ballroom, Newmarket, Co. Cork Active - Another Reynolds brothers "land" ballroom
Hilltop Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford???  
Hilton Club, Cork, Co. Cork Formerly the Students Club and then the Oscar Club
Hitching Post, Leixlip, Co. Kildare***** Now a Shopping Centre (our thanks to Alec Clince for the update)
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath*****  
Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal Active
Horan's Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry Active
Horizon, Mullingar (Click here news article) Closed - to be converted into a restaurant
Horshoe Inn, Ballindrait, Co. Donegal
Hotel Hillgrove, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan Active
Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Active
Hotel Kilmore, Cavan, Co. Cavan Active
Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary**** Active
Hotel Nuremore, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
House of Music, Cong, Co. Mayo Derelict
Hunt's Ballroom, Gorey, Co. Wexford****
Hynde's Ballroom, Portaferry, Co. Down
Hyde Ballroom, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon*****
Hydro Ballroom, Kilkee, Co. Clare***** Closed in 1968 and converted to apartments-Sean McPartlin
Hyland Ballroom, Newmarket, Co. Clare*****
Ideal Ballroom, Prosperous, Co. Kildare****
Ierne Ballroom, Dublin Closed?
Imperial Ballroom, Cork, Co. Cork****
Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Imperial Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Imperial Hotel, Garvagh, Co. Derry Now closed (Jan 2012) - Tommy Collins
Imperial Hotel, Sligo, Co. Sligo Now known as the Embassy Rooms - nightclub
Industrial Hall, Clonakilty, Co. Cork  
INF Hall, Hilltown, Co. Down Active
INF Hall, Omagh, Co. Tyrone Still running gigs
Iniscathaig Hotel, Kilrush, Co. Clare
Inn at the Cross, Drumahoe, Co. Derry* Still active
Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin^
Inter-County, Lifford, Co. Donegal Derelict in 2002, demolished by 2007*
International Hotel, Bray, Co. Wicklow****
Iona Ballroom, Ardara, Co. Donegal Recently converted to apartments
Irish Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin 41 Parnell Sqaure
Island Ballroom, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone
Iveragh Ballroom, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry****  
Ivyleaf Ballroom, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal Active
Jet Club, Ennis, Co. Clare Madden furniture
Jetland Ballroom, Limerick, Co. Limerick 9th Reynolds Brother's "land" ballroom - opened July 31, 1963
J.M. O'Sullivan's Ballroom, Firies, Co. Kerry****
John Joe's, Kilcar, Co. Donegal Active
Johnson House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Kildare**** Now a Ramada Inn
John's Pavillion Ballroom, Limerick, Co. Limerick****
Jolly Mariner, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Jury's Hotel, Sligo, Co. Sligo Now the Sligo Park Hotel
Kades Kounty, Glenville, Co. Cork Still running gigs
Kanturk, Co. Cork
Katy Daly's, Killaloe, Co. Clare
Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Active
Kelly's-Golf Links Hotel, Portrush (thanks to Brian Moore)
Kelly's Inn, Garvaghey, Co. Tyrone Active - Chris Clarke
Kenmare Carnival, Kenmare, Co. Kerry Ran in August in 1976
Kennedy's Ballroom, Banagher, Co. Offaly^
Kilcoo Parochial Hall, Kilcoo, Co. Down* Still Running
Kilcock Festival, Kilcock, Co. Kildare
Kilcrickle Carnival, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Kildorrery GAA Mid Summer Festival, Cork Active
Kildorrery, Co. Cork
Kildress Inn, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone Active
Kileagh Carnival, Co. Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Kilfeakle Carnival, Kilfeakle, Co. Tipperary Held in May in 1975
Kilkishen Carnival, Co. Clare
Killala Summer Festival, Co. Mayo
Killala, Co. Mayo
Killaloe Carnival, Killaloe, Co. Clare
Killare Big Band Carnival, Co. Westmeath**** Held in July in late 60's
Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Down
Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Active
Killmallock Hall, Killmallock, Co. Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Killucan Hall, Killucan, Co. Westmeath****
Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh Active
Kilmihill Carnival, Co. Clare Ran in the early 70's
Kilmaine, Co Mayo
Kilmoon Ballroom, Kilmoon, Co. Meath****
Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel, Co. Down* Thanks to Gerry Curran
Kilnaleck Carnival, Co. Cavan Ran in the late 1960's
Kilrush, Co. Clare
Kiltegan Carnival, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow
Kiltyclogher Social Center, Co. Leitrim Active
Kilworth, Co. Cork
Kincora Ballroom, Killaloe, Co. Clare****
Kincora Ballroom, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
King Arthur's Niteclub, Belfast, Co. Antrim (our thanks to Declan Colgan)
King George VI Youth Centre, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Kings Arms Hotel, Larne, Co. Antrim*** (photo thanks to Glen Brown)
Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Kingsway Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim****
Kingsway Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
Kinsale Municipal Hall, Kinsale, Co. Cork Ran in the mid 60's
Kinsale Regatta, Kinsale, Co. Cork*
Kirks, Castlefin, Co. Donegal
Kirwin Arms Hotel, Athboy, Co. Meath**** Now Old Darnley Lodge Hotel-Mary Clifford - still active
KMH Hall, Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford Our thanks to Frank White
Knocknamoe (Castle) Hotel, Omagh, Co. Tyrone Tragically burned down
Kon-Tiki Lounge, Rooskey, Co. Roscommon****

*Our thanks to Sean Magee (Chips), Brian "Shorty" O'Kane (Armagh), Colly Graham (Ballymena DJ), Michael Niblett, Glen Brown (Scotland), Jonathan P. Neville (Youghal), Michael Brennan, J. Kieran Magennis, Declan Colgan, Tom O'Connor, Martin Carroll, Declan Byrne, Anthony Hillick (Bray), Billy Swann, Leslie Thompson, Gerry Curran, Jan Lynch (Shelley), Eileen Boyle, and Gene O'Sullivan for their help in compiling this list.

A very special thanks to Teddie Palmer for rummaging through his old diaries to help add many venues to this list.

** Photo of Aishling Ballroom, Clogherhead (taken June, 2004) by Martin Carroll.
***Our thanks to Billy Swann for adding several ballrooms to our list!
****Our thanks to Patrick Hoye for adding many ballrooms to our list!
*****Our thanks to Jan (Shelley) Lynch for adding several ballrooms to our list!
^ Our thanks to Liam O'Reilly for supplying a copy of the 1967 Showband Annual for additional names


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In Loving Memory of Grant Gallagher: Sept. 21, 1990 - Nov. 18, 2006