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Ballroom, Hall, or Hotel

Status

Laghey Hall, Laghey, Co. Donegal Built in 1906, Derelict
Laharna Hotel, Larne, Co. Antrim* (thanks to Glen Brown)
Lahinch Centre Ballroom, Lahinch, Co. Clare Now Seaworld
Lake County Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath**** We are pretty sure the hotel is gone, but still standing
Lakeland Hotel, Cavan, Co. Cavan Ran in 70's now knocked down, now flats - John Rahill
Lakeland Ballroom, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath Eighth Reynolds Brother's "land" ballroom - 1963
Lakeside Ballroom, Killaloe, Co. Clare Ran in early 1960's
Langton's Hotel, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny Active
La Roue, Bundoran, Co. Donegal Closed in 1970 but reopened in 1971
Las Vegas Ballroom, Listowel, Co. Kerry****
Las Vegas Ballroom, Sligo, Co. Sligo Opened 1961-1966, became the Montrose April 21, 1965
Las Vegas Ballroom, Templemore, Co. Tipperary Opened 1961-1974, now Abbey Furniture-Aidan Heffernan
Las Vegas Ballroom, Tuam, Co. Galway**** Opened 1962-1982, became Amarillo club, now a car dealership
La Touche Ballroom, Greystones, Co. Wicklow****
Laurel Park Ballroom, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Lawlor's Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Active
Lawlor's Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare*
LCA Hall, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Legowney Hall, Legowney, Co. Donegal We think refurbished in 2000, still in use but no dancing
Leighinmore House Hotel, Ballymena, Co. Antrim****
Leisureland, Salthill, Co. Galway No dances
Lenaboy Arms Hotel, Salthill, Co. Galway Derelict (William Brennan)
Lilac Ballroom, Enniskean, Co. Cork Now the Lilac Motor Company (car dealership)
Lilac Ballroom, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Lobby Bar, Cork, Co. Cork****
Locarno Ballroom, Portaferry, Co. Down***
Longford Carnival, Co. Longford Ran in July in late 60's
Longford Slashers Carnival, Co. Longford Ran in summer in mid 70's
Longford Arms Hotel Ballroom, Longford, Co. Longford Active
Loughan House, Co. Cavan
Lough Lene Ballroom, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath****
Lough Ramor Ballroom, Virginia, Co. Cavan*****  
Lough Swilly Hotel, Buncrana, Co. Donegal Demolished*
Loughrea Arms, Lanesboro, Co. Longford Still an active pub - Seamus Kiernan
Lynch's Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare****
Macushla Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
Magnet Ballroom, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon**** Derelict - was Walsh Mushrooms farm (Alan Stanbridge)
Magnet Inn, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Majestic Ballroom, Mallow, Co. Cork Now a tyre company and home of C103 radio (K.L.)
Majorca Ballroom, Crosshaven, Co. Cork**** Demolished Nov. 2005 (thanks to Catherine Dovonan for info)
Malin Hotel, Malin Head, Co. Donegal**** Refurbished and now active*
Mall Ballroom, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow****
Manhattan Club, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Manhattan Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Manorhamilton Community Centre, Co. Leitrim Ran in the mid to late 60's to early 70's
Manor Hotel, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Manor House Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh Mid sixties venue - Jim Nolan
Maple Ballroom, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Maple Ballroom, Bruree, Co. Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Maple Ballroom, Kilfinan, Co. Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Maple Ballroom, Ladysbridge, Co. Cork (thanks to  Denis McCarthy of Ladysbridge)
Maple Ballroom, Millstreet, Co. Cork****
Maple Ballroom, Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan Owned by John McCormick, now derelict
Marian Hall, Gorthaganny, Co. Roscommon Active (our thanks to Joanne Jordan)
Marian Parochial Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly****
Marian Parochial Hall, Kilrea, Co. Derry*** Active - Tommy Collins
Marine Ballroom, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Marine Hotel, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim Closed in 2009  - Jim Nolan
Marine Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal Renamed?
Maritime Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim****
Market Hill, Armagh, Co. Armagh
Marlborough Hall, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow Still standing though not used for dancing (Liam O'Reilly)
Marshalls Inn, Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone Active
Matt Talbot Hall, Dublin, Co. Dublin Our thanks to Liam O'Reilly
Maxim's Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Active
Maudie Mac's, Mallow, Co. Cork****
Mayfair Ballroom, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin****
Mayfair Ballroom, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny****
Mayflower Ballroom, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim Opened June 30th, 1960, Active
Mayflower Ballroom, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork  Opened May 17, 1949
McElroy's, Omagh, Co. Tyrone (our thanks to Declan Colgan)
McGowan's Ballroom, Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim****
McGrath Hall, Bagnalstown, Co. Carlow Our thanks to Frank White
McLinchey Hall, Raphoe, Co. Donegal* No longer active but still standing*
Mecca Ballroom, Lifford, Co. Donegal**** Demolished*
Melvin Ballroom, Irvinestown, Co. Tyrone****
Memorial Hall, Crossgar, Co. Down
Merryland Ballroom, Clones, Co. Monaghan Reynolds brothers
Metric Ballroom, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal Active for discos and bingo (John MacCrossan)
Metropole Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
Metropole Hotel Ballroom, Cork, Co. Cork****
Midland Hotel, Belfast, Co. Antrim****
Midnight Club, Ballaghadereen, Co. Mayo 1980's
Milano's Ballroom, Bangor, Co. Down Now a Mission Hall (Cavan Ferrie)
Milford Inn, Milford, Co. Donegal Big band dancing in the 70's
Millbrook Lodge, Ballynahinch, Co. Down Active
Minnie's Lounge, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford 
Moat Ballroom, Donaghadee, Co. Down**** 
Montrose Ballroom, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo Diamond 1961-64, then Montrose, then Crystal, then N17
Montrose Ballroom, Macroom, Co. Cork  Demolished in the 2000's - Brian Tobin
Montrose Ballroom, Sligo, Co. Sligo Last dance held May 25, 1966 Premier Aces - now empty
Montrose Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin**** Now part of the Jurys chain
Moonlight Hall, Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon Ran dances in the early 70's we know
Moore Ballroom, Ballydargan, Co. Roscommon Ran dances in the late 50's we know
Moore Hall, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Moore, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Morning Star, Bruff, Co. Limerick
Mostrim Arms Hotel, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford**** Only used for functions - Seamus Kiernan
Mountbellew, Co. Galway
Mount Brandon Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry***** Opened in 1966, major 60's and 70's dance venue
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Moving Stairs Pub, Boyle, Co. Roscommon****
Moyland Ballroom, Ballina, Co. Mayo**** 1968 -1972 15th Reynolds brothers "land" ballroom, now empty
Moylough, Co. Galway
Mullinavat Hall, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny****
Muintir na Tire Hall , Conna, Co. Cork* (our thanks to Gerard Hennessy)
Mulranny Ballroom, Mulranny, Co. Mayo
Mulroy Ballroom, Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal Now a car dealership - John McGrenra
Muintra na Tuire Hall, Effin, Co. Limerick  
Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford Frank Keenan let us know the hotel burned down in 2007.
Murphy's Hall, Athenry, Co. Galway****
National Ballroom, Dublin Interior Demolished, closed in 1989
Neillsbrook Hall, Randalstown, Co. Antrim*** Bombed in early 70's, now Maine Fold (Brian Johnston)
New Centre, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
New Hall Ballroom, Slane, Co. Meath^
New Hall, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan****
New Hall, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick Open in mid 1950's
New Hall, Ennis, Co. Clare
New Hall, Milford, Co. Donegal
New Hall, Tullyvin, Co. Cavan
Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny****
New Ross Club, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal
Northstar Ballroom, Termon, Co. Donegal****
Oasis Ballroom, Dunboyne, Co. Meath****
Oasis Nightclub, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan Now the Carrick Court Hotel
O'Carroll's Palais de Danse, Bundoran, Co. Donegal Running dances in the late 1950's
Ocean Wave Hotel, Salthill, Co. Galway**** Now apartments (William Brennan)
O'Dea's Hotel, Loughrea, Co. Galway Active
Oisin Ballroom, Killorglin, Co. Kerry**** Demolished to build a bank (our thanks to John & Ina O'Sullivan)
Old Lama's Fair, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim Ran in July in mid 70's
Old Sheiling, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
Olympia Hall, Kilkee, Co. Clare Was Community centre, but is now apartments (Sean McPartlin)
Olympia Ballroom, Waterford, Co. Waterford
Olympic Ballroom, Dublin, Co. Dublin Office Bldg
Olympic Ballroom, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick Now a Cash & Carry (our thanks to Gerard O'Connor)
Omagh Rugby Club, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Orange Hall, Armagh, Co. Armagh Still active, dancing every weekend - Derek Blevins
Orange Hall, Kilrea, Co. Derry
Orange Hall, Bushmills, Co. Antrim***
Orchard County Inn, Moy, Co. Tyrone Closed recently, trying to reopen for dancing
Orchard County Hotel, Lurgan, Co. Armagh Demolished
Orchid Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim* Restaurant*
Orchid Ballroom, Lifford, Co. Donegal****
Orena Hotel, Knock, Co. Mayo
Ormond Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Ormonde Ballroom, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary
Ormonde Ballroom, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Ormonde Ballroom, Arklow, Co. Wicklow**** Still standing and serving as the Parish Hall (Liam O'Reilly)
Orpheus Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim* Opened in 1932, closed in 1970, demolished in 2015
Ortine Hotel, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh Active
Osbourne Hotel, Warrenpoint, Co. Down**** Bombed and now derelict - Geraldine Turley
Oscar Ballroom, Killorglin, Co. Kerry****
Oslo Hotel, Salthill, Co. Galway Sold in 89, not active (William Brennan)
O'Sullivan's Hotel, Galway, Co. Galway*****
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Oval Ballroom, Emly, Co. Tipperary****
Oyster Ballroom, Dromkeen, Co. Limerick Dromkeen Furniture, then shoe store, burned down in Aug 2015
Paddy Con's Hall, Ennis, Co. Clare****
Palace Ballroom, Aunascaul, Co. Kerry^
Palais De Dance, Portstewart, Co. Derry****
Palladium Ballroom, Portrush, Co. Antrim****
Palladium Ballroom, Rush, Co. Dublin**** run by the Butterly family
Palladrome Ballroom, Strabane, Co. Tyrone Being demolished for a carpet store
Pallidrome Ballroom, Strabane, Co. Down Carpet store
Palm Beach, Newscastle
Palm Beach Ballroom, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin^
Palm Court Ballroom, Belmullet,Co. Mayo Now the Gateway Leisureplex - Margaret McWilliams
Palm Court Ballroom, Cork, Co. Cork****
Palm Court Ballroom, Aungier St., Dublin, Co. Dublin Our thanks to Peter Brady
Park House, Ballinahinch, Co. Down
Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford Still an active for weekly dances - Seamus Kiernan
Parkway Hotel, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Park, Co. Derry
Parochial Hall, Armagh, Co. Armagh
Parochial Hall, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick Opened in 1958
Parochial Hall, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Parochial Hall, Ballymacward, Co. Galway
Parochial Hall, Castletown Geoghan, Co. Westmeath
Parochial Hall, Dundrum, Co. Down* Thanks to Gerry Curran
Parochial Hall, Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare
Parochial Hall, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath****
Parochial Hall, Newport, Co. Mayo Active
Parochial Hall, Newry, Co. Down Soon to be  converted into a hotel - Geraldine Turley
Parting Glass, Raphoe, Co. Donegal Recently remodeled and still active*
Patrician Hall, Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone Still Active-reopened 2005-Chris Clarke
Patrician Hall, Gleann, Co. Sligo
Pavesi Ballroom, Donegal, Co. Donegal**** Still active now St. John Bosco Centre - James Breslin
Pavilion Ballroom, Blackrock, Co. Louth**** Demolished and now flats (thanks to Gerry McKenna)
Pavilion Ballroom, Skerries, Co. Dublin**** Open in 1949, demolished in 80's, now apartments
Pavilion Ballroom, Westport, Co. Mayo Cash and Carry
Pavillion Dance Hall, Larne, Co. Antrim* (thanks to Glen Brown)
Pearl's Nite Club, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Pedigree Corner, Athy, Co Kildare
Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon Active
Pettigo Community Centre, Pettigo, Co. Donegal
Phoenix Ballroom, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Picador Inn, Gortin, Co. Tyrone
Plaza Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim Closed in 1970, now Demolished
Plaza Ballroom, Buncrana, Co. Donegal Bingo Hall & Live music venue (J.MacCrossan)
Plaza Ballroom, Strandhill, Co. Sligo Opened 1929, closed 1960, torn down, 2002
Plaza Hall, Larne, Co. Antrim***
Pomeroy Ballroom, Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone*****
Pond Park Hall, Lisburn, Co Antrim
Pontoon Ballroom, Co Mayo Opened Aug 1962-1983 Demolished Mayo County Council-1994.
PoitinStil, Inverin, Co. Galway Ballroom burnt down in 1990's pub is still in business-Cormac
Pound Club, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Demolished years ago, was a rock/blues venue
Premier Hall, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Active, recently renovated - Joe Walsh
Queen's Court, Bangor, Co. Down Demolished
Queen's Hall Ballroom, Newtownards, Co. Down****
Queen's Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare****
Queen's University Hall, Belfast, Antrim
Quay Road Hall, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim*** Active
Quinn's Ballroom, Portaferry, Co. Down
Race Club, Roscomon, Co. Roscommon
Radisson SAS Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath****
Ragg Lounge, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Railway Arms Hotel, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim Active
Rainbow Ballroom, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford*****  
Ramble Inn, Antrim, Co. Antrim****  
Ranch House, Cummer, Co. Galway Derelict, but still standing (barely)
Ranfurley Ballroom, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone*  
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
Ray River Inn, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal Burned down and rebuilt as a garage (from Martin Gallagher)
RDS, Dublin, Co. Dublin Active
Redbarn Ballroom, Youghal, Co. Cork Burned down
Red Cow Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
Red Island, Skerries, Co. Dublin
Regal Ballroom, Ardglass, Co. Down Burned down in August 13th, 1973*
Revolution Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Richview Ballroom, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim****
Rinka Ballroom, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim Turned into a shop some years ago
Ritz Ballroom, Ballyfermot, Co. Dublin Thanks to Peter Brady
Ritz Ballroom, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan Volac, Ltd HQ
Ritz Ballroom, Carlow, Co. Carlow Stands empty
Ritz Ballroom, Sligo, Co. Sligo Upstairs in the Ritz Cafe - derelict for years
River Club, Castlefin, Co. Donegal****
River Room, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick
Riversdale House, Kenmare, Co. Kerry Active
Riverstown Hall, Riverstown, Co. Sligo
Riviera Club, Standhill, Co. Sligo Demolished (Baymount Entertainment Centre)
Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Co. Cork****
Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan
Rock Hall, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Opened in 1892, still going strong today
Rockingham Carnival, (near Boyle), Co. Roscommon Ran in August in the late 1960's
Rockland Ballroom, Borris-in-Ossary, Co. Laoise Fifth Reynolds Brother's "land" Ballroom
Rolestown Ballroom, Swords, Co. Dublin****
Romano's Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim Demolished in 2000 and turned into a car park
Rose of Tralee Festival
Rose Hill House Hotel, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny**** (purchased by Griffin Group and renamed Hotel Kilkenny)
Roseland Ballroom, Moate, Co. Westmeath 2nd Reynolds' Brothers ballrooms -1959...now a creamery*
Rotunda Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Also known as The Root
Roundstone, Co. Galway
Round Tower Ballroom, Turlough, Co. Mayo Opened pre-1935 - unknown status
Royal Arms Hotel, Omagh, Co. Tyrone Recently closed
Royal Ballroom, Athboy, Co. Meath^
Royal Ballroom, Castlebar, Co. Mayo TF Royal Theatre
Royal Ballroom, Dundonald, Co. Down
Royal Ballroom, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Royal George Hotel, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Royal Hoey Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath**** Demolished in mid 2007 to make way for a mall-Gene O'Sullivan
Royal Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow****
Royal Hotel, Bray, Co. Wicklow****
Royal Hotel Ballroom, Carlow, Co. Carlow***
Royal Oak, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Royal Oak Ballroom, Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon
Royal Oak Lounge, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny
Royal, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Royal Spa Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Russell Arms Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath****
Sally O'Brien's, Omagh, Co. Tyrone Still active (our thanks to Declan Colgan)
Salt Hill Hotel, Salthill, Co. Galway Still active (William Brennan)
Salmon Leap, Coleraine, Co. Derry Demolished - Tommy Collins
Sammy Houstons, Belfast, Co. Antrim****
Savoy Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down Now used as a retirement home (Robert Hutchinson)
Savoy Ballroom, Claremorris, Co. Mayo**** Opened in 1932, became Hideout 1971, unknown status
Savoy Ballroom, Kilcormac, Co. Laois****
Savoy Ballroom, Portadown, Co. Armagh****
Scalp Ballroom, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow****
Scartaglin Ballroom, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry
Seafield Hotel, Easkey, Co. Sligo Active
Seagoe Hotel, Portadown, Co. Armagh No dances
Seapoint Ballroom, Salthill, Co. Galway  Amusement Arcade and Bingo hall (William Brennan)
Searson's Hotel, Portarlington, Co. Laois
Season Club, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Seaview Ballroom, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal****
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow Active
Shamrock Ballroom, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon Open in the late 1950's
Shamrock Ballroom, Belmullet, Co. Mayo****
Shamrock Ballroom, Caherconlish, Co. Limerick Opened April 25th, 1961
Shamrock Inn, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath****
Shanahee Hall, Co. Mayo Ran Friday nights in 60's and early 70's
Shannon House
Sheepsbridge Inn, Newry, Co. Down Still running gigs
Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin^
Showboat Ballroom, Youghal, Co. Cork Demolished
Showboat, Waterford, Co. Waterford Active
Shunters Bar, Portrush, Co. Antrim Active
Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Silver Sandal Ballroom, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh Opened in 1963 by Sean Byrne and Willie Gilleece, bombed
Silver Slipper Ballroom, Milligan, Co Derry****
Silver Slipper Ballroom, Strandhill, Co. Sligo Opened 22-4-60, closed 89, demolished 92 now apartments
Silver Slipper, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, Co. Cork****
Silver Swan Hotel, Sligo, Co. Sligo Recently demolished and replaced by Glasshouse Hotel
Sixmilebridge, Co. Limerick
Skyline Ballroom, Galway, Co. Galway**** Now the Galway Crystal factory (William Brennan)
Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo, Co. Sligo Formerly Jury's Hotel, still active
Sloopy's Nite Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin*
Smyths Ballroom, Glen-O-Downs, Co. Wicklow
Social Centre, Ballymacward, Co. Galway Active in the 70's
Sound City, Dublin, Co. Dublin*
Sound of Music, Glenamaddy Furniture store
South County Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Southcourt Hotel, Limerick, Co. Limerick****
Spanish Arch Ballroom, Malahide, Co. Dublin****
Spellman Hall, Kildavin, Co. Carlow Active (Open in 1956 - our thanks to Frank White)
Sportex Hall, Athlone, Co. Westmeath**** Now a shop for ceramic terra cotta tiles
Sports Centre, Cavan, Co. Cavan
Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny****
St. Anthony's Hall, Magherow, Co. Sligo
St. Aquinas Hall, Dundrum, Co. Down Now used for recreation - our thanks to James Valentine
St. Brigid's Hall, Carnew, Co. Wicklow Recently refurbished thanks to Liam O'Reilly for photo
St. Brigid's Hall, Lettermacward, Co. Donegal Still active - James Breslin
St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo Opened in 1943 - Now a furniture store
St. Clare's Hall, Glenavy, Co. Antrim (J. Magennis) Parish hall
St. Clement's Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim
St. Colman's Hall, Newry, Co. Down
St. Columb's Hall, Derry, Co. Derry****
St. Dominic's Hall, Glenties, Co. Donegal Still active - now Limelight Nite Club - James Breslin
St. Finian's Ballroom, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal Ran in the mid 60's
St. Francis Xavier Hall, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
St. John's Hall, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone* Now Order of Malta Ambulance Corps home
St. John's Hall, Tralee, Co. Kerry
St. Joseph's Hall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon****
St. Killian's Hall, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
St. Lazerian's Hall, Knockananna, Co. Wicklow
St. Malachy's Hall, Edendork, Co. Tyrone***
St. Mary's Hall, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
St. Mary's Hall, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal Formerly a furniture store and now derelict-Richard Cooke
St. Mary's Hall, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
St. Mary's Hall, Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal Still Active - James Breslin
St. Mary's Hall, Maquiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh
St. Mary's Hall, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath****
St. Mary's Hall, Newcastle, Co. Down^ Still Running
St. Mary's Hall, Portadown, Co. Armagh**** Still standing but closed-Derek Blevins
St. Mary's Hall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
St. Mary's Hall, Strabane, Co. Tyrone Active
St. Michael's Ballroom, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath****
St. Michael's Hall, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
St. Mogue's Hall, Inch Gorey, Co. Wexford^ Active, but no longer running dances
St. Oliver Plunkett Hall, Clady, Co. Derry Opened 1954 - now local parish hall (Philip McErlean)
St. Patrick's Hall, Cortoon, Co. Galway
St. Patrick's Hall, Dunmanway, Co. Cork Still standing but empty
St. Patrick's Hall, Gurteen, Co. Sligo
St. Patrick's Hall, Keady, Co. Armagh
St. Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole, Co. Wexford
St. Patrick's Hall, Shercock, Co. Cavan
St. Pat's, Ardboe, Co. Tyrone***
St. Vincent de Paul Hall, Kells, Co. Meath
Stables, Lurgan, Co. Armagh Active - Derek Blevins
Star Ballroom, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan**** Opened in 1949, now a furniture store
Star Ballroom, Cappamore, Co. Limerick**** 1955-1976, now a printing store (B. McCarthy)
Star Ballroom, Clara, Co. Offaly****
Star Ballroom, Millstreet, Co. Cork
Star Ballroom, Omagh, Co. Tyrone****
Star Club, Emyvale Inn, Co. Monaghan
Stardust Ballroom, Cork, Co. Cork Opened Easter Sunday, 1968 by Tony & the Graduates
Stardust Ballroom, Derry, Co. Derry
Stardust Club, Artane, Co. Dublin**** Tragically burned Valentine's Day 1981, 48 people killed)
Starland Ballroom, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo formerly known as the Eclipse ballroom
Starlight Ballroom, Westport, Co. Mayo Opened 1969-1981, now Portwest Clothing Co.
Starlight, Clones, Co. Monaghan Formerly the Borderland Ballroom
Starlite, Belfast, Co. Antrim (see Boom Boom Room) Derelict
State Hall, Middleton, Co. Cork****
Stella House, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin Sportsman's Inn
Stella Ballroom, Bantry, Co. Cork
Stella Ballroom, Limerick City, Co. Limerick
Stradbally Steam Rally Carnival, Co. Laois Ran in the late 1960's and 70's our thanks to Padraig Barry
Stradone Carnival, Co. Cavan Ran in late 1960's, built a community centre on site - E.McEntee
Strand Ballroom, Portstewart, Co. Derry*** Demolished and site for new apartments*
Strand Hotel, Curracloe, Co. Wexford Demolished
Strand Hotel, Portstewart, Co. Derry
Strand Hotel, Waterville, Co. Kerry Active
Strand Palace Ballroom, Youghal, Co. Cork Apartments
Strathearn Hotel, Holywood, Co. Antrim
Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
Sullivan's Hotel, Gort, Co. Galway  Active
Summerhill Festival, Co. Meath
Sunflower Ballroom, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh Formerly the Silver Sandal. Bombed iun January 1972
Sunset Club, Longford, Co. Longford Still functions as a nightclub - Seamus Kiernan
Swan Nite Club, Silver Swan Hotel, Sligo Recently demolished for new development
Swan Park Ballroom, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan Now a Cash and Carry
Swingers, Cork, Co. Cork
Swingers Nitespot, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
Talbot Hotel, Wexford, Co. Wexford Active
Talk of the Town, Donegal, Co. Donegal Closed
Talk of the Town, Galway, Co. Galway**** Now a supermarket (William Brennan)
Talk of the Town, Newry, Co. Down
Tallaght Civic Centre, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
Tara Ballroom, Courtown, Co. Wexford**** Became Beacon Niteclub, being demolished
Tara Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin Closed
Teacher's Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin****
Teach Furbo, Furbo, Co. Galway Now the Connemara Coast Hotel
Television Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin Closed - formerly The Four Provinces Ballroom
Temperance Hall, Longford, Co. Longford**** Bingo hall - Seamus Kiernan
Temperance Hall, Loughrea, Co. Galway Active
Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare**** Active
Templemore Arms Hotel, Templemore, Co. Tipperary Active
Tempo Ballroom, Moira, Co. Down* Church Hall
Termon Ballroom, Co. Donegal Active
Tippland Ballroom, Cashel, Co.Tipperary Another Reynolds brothers "land" ballroom in the late 60's
The Gap, Mullaslin, Co. Tyrone Ironmongers
The Hall, Straffan, Co. Kildare
The Loup, South Derry
The Pike, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
The Pulse, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal* Active website
The Quays, Galway, Co. Galway Active
The Race Club, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
The Towers, Duckett's Grove, Co. Carlow
The Westering Inn, Abbyfield, Co. Kildare
The Well, Moate, Co. Westmeath**** Still active - David Masterson
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Three Star Inn, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan
Thrupenny Bit, Balmoral, Co. Antrim**** Kings Hall Conference Center runs occasional gigs*
Timahoe Carnival, Co. Laois Ran in the late 1960's our thanks to Padraig Barry
Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Tingles Nite Club, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Toomebridge Carnival, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim Ran in May in the early 70's
Tooreen Ballroom, Tooreen, Co. Mayo Still in use
Top Hat, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Converted into luxury apartments
Top Hat, Fermoy, Co. Cork Opened Dec 17, 1970, now a Supervalu supermarket
Top Hat, Larne, Co. Antrim****
Top Hat Ballroom, Lisburn, Co. Antrim Destroyed by a bomb on June 17th, 1972
Tourmakeady G.A.A. Festival, Co. Mayo
Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo
Tower Ballroom, Skerries, Co. Dublin Demolished
Tower Ballroom, Termonbarry, Co. Roscommon Being redeveloped in 2003
Tower Hall, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary****
Town and Country, Newtownards, Co. Down
Town and Country Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin Reportedly closed by Pat Fuller in August, 1972
Town Hall, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Town Hall, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo Ran until early 80's
Town Hall, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Town Hall, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim*** Recently restored
Town Hall, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Town Hall, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Town Hall, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone***
Town Hall, Croom, Co. Limerick Opened in 1937 by Paddy Halpin
Town Hall, Easkey, Co. Sligo Ran big band dancing in the mid 1960's
Town Hall, Edenderry, Co. Kildare^
Town Hall, Edenderry, Co. Offaly*
Town Hall, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford**** Demolished - Seamus Kiernan
Town Hall, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (Our thanks to Les Rigby)
Town Hall, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Town Hall, Granard, Co. Longford**** No longer active - Seamus Kiernan
Town Hall, Killarney, Co. Kerry**** Demolished now Killarney Credit Union & apartments-M O'Reilly
Town Hall, Kilrea, Co. Derry*** Bombed in 70's rebuilt without dance hall - Tommy Collins
Town Hall, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo**** Now used by local theatre group
Town Hall, Loughrea, Co. Galway Ran in the late 1960's, closed in the late 80's now empty
Town Hall, Macroom, Co. Cork Still very active, although not for dances
Town Hall, Newbridge, Co. Kildare*
Town Hall, Newry, Co. Down Still very active (our thanks to Mark O'Hare)
Town Hall, Skibbereen, Co. Cork Active, but not hosting dances like it used to
Town Hall, Swinford, Co. Mayo Ran until early 80's
Town Hall, Trim, Co. Meath*
Town Hall, Youghal, Co. Cork No dances
Town Hall Ballroom, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo Community Centre
Traveller's Friend, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Still running gigs
Trocadero Ballroom, Belfast, Co. Antrim****
Tullamore Harriers Carnival, Co. Offaly Late 1960's Carnival
Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena, Co. Antrim Active
Tuam, Co. Galway
Tudor Rooms, Dublin, Co. Dublin*
Twilight Zone, Fermoy, Co. Cork****
Two Mile Inn, Limerick, Co. Limerick Active
Ulster Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim****
United Airlines Club, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Unyoke Inn, Blackwater, Co. Wexford****
Upton's Old Mill Ballroom, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick Uptons Motor Car Garage (our thanks to John & Ina O'Sullivan)
Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny
Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone Active
Wagon Wheel, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon**** Was a cash and carry, now GAA training centre-B.Durkin
Waldorf Ballroom, Woodford, Co. Galway
Wally's Niteclub, Newtownbreda, Co. Down Demolished
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim**** Active
Wavecrest Ballroom, Waterville, Co. Kerry****
Wavecrest Hotel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo***** Active - Currently for sale as of 10/6/04
Weekend Club, Teach Murray, Gurteen, Co. Sligo Active
West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare Active
Western Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo Active
Western Ballroom, Monghan, Co. Monaghan****
Westpark Hotel, Portumna, Co. Galway Rebuilt as Shannon Oaks but badly burned in 2011-idle-D.M.
West Lodge Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork Active
Wheel Inn, Castletownbere, Co. Cork Derelict
Whistle Stop, Belfast
Whitehorse Hotel, Cootehill Active
White Sands Hotels, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry**** Active
Whites Hotel, Wexford, Co. Wexford Active
Wonderland, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan Sheep wool processing and storage facility - thanks Nigel
Woodlands, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Woodlands Hotel, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Woodlands Hotel, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

*My 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, Gerry Curran, Jan Lynch (Shelley) 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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