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Ballrooms, Hotels & Marquees By County
Kilkenny through Wicklow

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Ballroom, Hotel, or Festival County Status
Bennettsbridge Festival Kilkenny Gone
Callan Kilkenny  
Carlton Ballroom, Kilkenny**** Kilkenny
CYMS Hall, Castlecomer Kilkenny  
Deenside Festival, Castlecomer Kilkenny Ran in the mid 70's in July
Fox and Goose Carnival, Goresbridge Kilkenny Ran in the late sixties in April
Freshford Carnival, Freshford Kilkenny
Friary Hall Ballroom, Kilkenny**** Kilkenny
Hidden Inn, Kilmanahan Kilkenny  
Langton's Hotel, Kilkenny Kilkenny Active
Mayfair Ballroom, Kilkenny**** Kilkenny
Mullinavat Hall, Mullinavat Kilkenny
Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny**** Kilkenny
Piltown Carnival Kilkenny Ran in May in the early 70's
Rose Hill House Hotel, Kilkenny**** Kilkenny (purchased by Griffin Group and renamed Hotel Kilkenny)
Royal Oak Lounge, Mooncoin Kilkenny  
Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny**** Kilkenny
St. Mary's Hall, Kilkenny Kilkenny  
Thomastown Kilkenny
Urlingford Kilkenny  
Total Number of venues in County 19  
Abbeyclub, Abbeyleix Laois Unknown
Castle Ballroom, Mountrath**** Laois Unknown
Coliseum Ballroom, Portlaoise Laois Became the Danceland Ballroom in 1962
C.Y.M.S. Hall, Portarlington**** Laois Unknown
Danceland Ballroom, Portlaoise Laois Sixth Reynolds "land" Ballroom, demolished 1970
Durrow Carnival Laois Ran in July in late 60's to mid 70's
Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise Laois Active
Mountmellick Laois  
Rathdowney Carnival Laois Ran in late 60's - our thanks to Padraig Barry
Rockland Ballroom, Borris-in-Ossary Laois
Savoy Ballroom, Kilcormac**** Laois
Searson's Hotel, Portarlington Laois Ran in late 1970's
St. Mary's Hall, Portlaoise Laois
Stradbally Carnival Laois Ran in late 60's - our thanks to Padraig Barry
Timahoe Carnival Laois Ran in late 60's - our thanks to Padraig Barry
Total Number of venues in County 15  
Ballinamore Carnival, Ballinamore Leitrim
Blue Haven Ballroom, Kiltyclogher Leitrim Running in late 1950's
Breffni Centre, Dromahair Leitrim Active
Carton House, Carrick-on-Shannon**** Leitrim  
Dohertys Ballroom, Drumshanbo**** Leitrim
Dromahair Leitrim
Dromod Carnival Leitrim Ran in the early 70's
Fenaghville Ballroom, Fenagh Leitrim Became the Ivyleaf Ballroom and is still standing
Festival of the Shannon, Carrick On Shannon Leitrim Ran in July in mid 1960's
Ivyleaf Ballroom, Ballinamore Leitrim
Kiltyclogher Social Center Leitrim Active
Manorhamilton Community Centre Leitrim Ran in the mid 1960's to mid 70's
Manorhamilton Mid Summer Carnival Leitrim Ran in the mid to late 1960's
Mayflower Ballroom, Drumshanbo Leitrim Active
McGowan's Ballroom, Kiltyclogher**** Leitrim
New Centre, Ballinamore Leitrim  
Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne Leitrim Active (aka- The Ballroom of Romance)
St. Mary's Hall, Carrick-On-Shannon Leitrim
Woodbrook Festival, Carrick-On-Shannon Leitrim May to June, mid 1960's
Total Number of venues in County 19  
Abbey Ballroom, Abbeyfeale Limerick Accounting Firm
Ashford Tavern, Ashford Limerick Active
Astro Ballroom, Kilfinane Limerick Hayes Interiors
Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock Limerick Active
Canon Hayes Memorial Hall, Effin Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Coach Inn, Kilcornan Limerick  
Community Centre, Kilfinan Limerick  
Com Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea Limerick Opened in January 1974, still going today
Croagh Tavern, Rathkeale Limerick  
Croom Festival Limerick  
Cruise's Royal Hotel, Limerick***** Limerick  
Desmond Ballroom, Newcastlewest Limerick Now a Cash and Carry - from Brian Ambrose
Dromcollogher Festival Limerick Ran in late 70's
Flamingo Ballroom, Abbeyfeale Limerick
Glenside Ballroom, Kilmeedy^ Limerick Demolished - from Brian Ambrose
Glentworth Hotel, Limerick Limerick Active
Glin Ballroom, Dromcolligher Limerick  
Greenhills Hotel, Limerick**** Limerick  
Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick Limerick Active
Jetland Ballroom, Limerick Limerick Opened July 31st, 1963 with the Royal
John's Pavillion Ballroom, Limerick**** Limerick
Killmallock Hall, Killmallock Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Maple Ballroom, Bruree Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Maple Ballroom, Kilfinan Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Morning Star Ballroom, Bruff Limerick
Muintra na Tuire Hall, Effin Limerick
New Hall, Castleconnell Limerick Open in mid 1950's
Olympic Ballroom, Newcastlewest Limerick Opened in  1960. Now a Cash & Carry (Gerard O'Connor)
Oyster Ballroom, Dromkeen Limerick Dromkeen Furniture (opened in 1958 by PJ Hayes)
Pallaskenry Carnival, Pallaskenry Limerick
Parkway Hotel, Limerick Limerick
Parochial Hall, Ballingarry Limerick Opened in 1958
River Room, Newcastlewest Limerick  
Royal George Hotel, Limerick Limerick Opened June, 1963
Shamrock Ballroom, Caherconlish Limerick Opened 26th April, 1961
Shannon House Limerick  
Sixmilebridge Limerick
Southcourt Hotel, Limerick Limerick
Star Ballroom, Cappamore**** Limerick 1955-1976, now a printing store (info - B. McCarthy)
Stella Ballroom, Limerick City Limerick
Town Hall, Croom Limerick Opened in 1937 by Paddy Halpin
Two Mile Inn, Limerick Limerick Active
Upton's Old Mill Ballroom, Newcastle West Limerick Uptons Motor Car Garage (thanks to John & Ina O'Sullivan)
Total Number of venues in County 43  
'98 Memorial Hall, Ballinamuck Longford Bingo hall - Seamus Kiernan
Annaly Hotel, Longford Longford Was active as a nightclub - Seamus Kiernan, closed in 2006
Ballinalee Carnival Longford  
Colmcille Dancing Festival Longford Ran in summer in mid 70's
Drumlish Carnival, Drumlish Longford
Fountain Blue, Longford Longford Closed and derelict
Granada Ballroom, Granard Longford Demolished in 2006 after being a storage depot-S. Kiernan
Lanesboro Carnival Longford Ran in September in the late 1960's
Longford Arms Hotel, Longford Longford Active
Longford Carnival, Longford Longford  
Longford Slashers Carnival, Longford Longford Ran in summer in mid 70's
Loughrea Arms, Lanesboro Longford Still an active pub - Seamus Kiernan
Mostrim Arms Hotel, Edgeworthstown**** Longford Only used for functions - Seamus Kiernan
Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown Longford Still an active for weekly dances - Seamus Kiernan
Sunset Club, Longford Longford Still functions as a nightclub - Seamus Kiernan
Temperance Hall, Longford**** Longford Bingo hall - Seamus Kiernan
Town Hall, Edgeworthstown**** Longford Demolished - Seamus Kiernan
Town Hall, Granard**** Longford No longer active - Seamus Kiernan
Total Number of venues in County 18  
Abbey Ballroom, Drogheda Louth Burned down in 1969 and rebuilt as a Shopping Ctr
Adelphi Ballroom, Dundalk Louth Converted to shops in mid 1980's (thanks to Gerry McKenna)
Ardee Parochial Hall, Ardee**** Louth Run by Peter Callaghan in the 1950's demolished in 2000
Ashling Ballroom, Clogherhead** Louth Derelict
Bellingham Castle Hotel, Castlebellingham**** Louth Still in use info from Brian Furey
Blackrock Louth  
Boyne Valley Inn, Drogheda Louth Still in use info from Brian Furey
Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk**** Louth From Geraldine Turley
Derryhale Hotel, Dundalk**** Louth Still in use info from Brian Furey
Downtown Club, Dundalk Louth  
Fairways Hotel, Dundalk Louth Active
Imperial Hotel Ballroom, Dundalk Louth
Pavilion Ballroom, Blackrock**** Louth Demolished and now flats (our thanks to Gerry McKenna)
Total Number of venues in County 13  
Arcadia Ballroom, Belcarra Mayo Still in use
Balla Carnival, Balla Mayo
Ballintubber Harvest Festival, Ballintubber Mayo Held in Sept mid 70's to early 80's
Bangor-Erris Hall Mayo Opened in 1950's still active today
Beaten Path, Balla, Claremorris Mayo
Belclare House Hotel, Westport Mayo Photo courtesy Joe Eddleman
Binghamstown Hall, Binghamstown^ Mayo
Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar**** Mayo Still active for concerts and events
Brown Memorial Hall, Foxford Mayo Active
Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island Mayo  
Castle Court Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo*** Mayo
Central Ballroom, Charlestown Mayo Opened in 1949, now a car dealership, still looking great!
Claremorris Ballroom Mayo  
Crystal Ballroom, Kiltimagh Mayo Diamond 1961-64, then Montrose, then Crystal, then N17
Crossmolina Hall Mayo  
Crossmolina Nephin Festival Mayo Ran in 70's and 80's
Diamond Ballroom, Kiltimagh Mayo Opened 1961-64, then Montrose, then Crystal, then N17
Doohoma Ballroom, Doohoma Mayo Still standing but used as a store - Sarah Ryan
Downtown Club, Castlebar Mayo
Eclipse Ballroom, Ballyhaunis**** Mayo Later renamed the Starland ballroom
Gaiety Ballroom, Islandeady Mayo Active in the 70's and into the 80's
Gaiety Ballroom, Westport**** Mayo  
Geesala Festival Mayo  
Georgian Hotel, Ballina Mayo  
Glenamoy Ballroom, Glenamoy* Mayo Still active for special occasions...Eileen Boyle
Golden Olive Ballroom, Cong^ Mayo (Became the House of Music?)
Grove, Bonniconlon Mayo Still in use, holds annual showband dance - B. Durkin
House of Music, Cong Mayo Derelict (formerly the Golden Olive?)
Killala Summer Festival Mayo  
Killala Mayo  
Kilmaine Mayo  
Maple Ballroom, Ballinrobe Mayo  
Midnight Club, Ballaghadereen Mayo  
Montrose Ballroom, Kiltimagh Mayo Diamond 1961-64, then Montrose, then Crystal, then N17
Moyland Ballroom, Ballina**** Mayo 1968 -1972 15th Reynolds brothers "land" ballroom, empty
Mulranny Ballroom, Mulranny Mayo  
Nephin Festival, Crossmolina Mayo  
Orena Hotel, Knock Mayo  
Palm Court Ballroom, Belmullet Mayo Now the Gateway Leisureplex - Margaret McWilliams
Parachial Hall, Newport Mayo Active
Pavilion Ballroom, Westport, Mayo Cash and Carry
Pearl's Nite Club, Ballina Mayo  
Pontoon Ballroom, Pontoon Mayo 1962-1983, demolished by Mayo County Council-1994.
Round Tower Ballroom, Turlough Mayo Opened pre 1935, unknown status
Royal Ballroom, Castlebar Mayo TF Royal Theatre
Savoy Ballroom, Claremorris**** Mayo Opened in 1932, became Hideout 1971, unknown staus
Shamrock Ballroom, Belmullet**** Mayo
Shanahee Hall, Belmullet Mayo Held Friday night dances in 60's and early 70's
Starland Ballroom, Ballyhaunis Mayo
Starlight Ballroom, Westport Mayo Opened 1969-1981, now Portwest Clothing Co.
Swinford Festival of Dancing, Swinford Mayo Ran in July-August in mid 1960's
Swingers, Ballyhaunis, Mayo  
Tingles Nite Club, Ballina Mayo  
Tooreen Ballroom, Tooreen Mayo Still in use
Tourmakeady G.A.A. Festival Mayo  
Tourmakeady Mayo  
Town Hall, Ballina Mayo  
Town Hall, Ballinrobe Mayo  
Town Hall, Claremorris Mayo
Town Hall, Kiltimagh**** Mayo Now used by local theatre group
Town Hall, Swinford Mayo  
Town Hall Ballroom, Ballycastle**** Mayo Community Centre
Traveller's Friend, Castlebar, Mayo Still running gigs
Wavecrest Hotel, Achill Island***** Mayo Active - Currently for sale as of 10/6/04
Western Hotel, Claremorris Mayo Active
Westport Cailin Deas Festival Mayo  
Total Number of venues in County 65  
Ardboyne Hotel, Navan Meath Active
Ashbourne Festival Meath Unknown
Ashbourne House Hotel, Ashbourne**** Meath
Ballivor Festival Meath  
Beechmount Ballroom, Navan Meath Demolished - our thanks to Mary Clifford
Bridge Bar, Enfield**** Meath  
Butlin's, Mosney**** Meath Now a residential centre for asylum seekers - Brian Furey
Country Club, Dunshaughlin**** Meath
C.Y.M.S., Navan Meath
Dunshaughlin Festival Meath  
Eldorado Ballroom, Oldcastle**** Meath
Flamingo Niteclub, Castlecourt Hotel, Oldcastle Meath
Gormanstown Carnival, Gormanstown**** Meath  
Headford Arms Hotel, Kells**** Meath
Kilmoon Ballroom, Kilmoon**** Meath
Kirwin Arms Hotel, Athboy**** Meath Now Old Darnley Lodge Hotel-Mary Clifford - still active
Moynalty Carnival Meath Our thanks to James Sheridan, ran in the early 60's
New Hall Ballroom, Slane^ Meath
Oasis Ballroom, Dunboyne**** Meath
Royal Ballroom, Athboy^ Meath
Russell Arms Hotel, Navan**** Meath
St. Vincent de Paul Hall, Kells Meath
Summerhill Festival Meath  
Town Hall, Trim* Meath  
Trim Festival (Town Hall) Meath  
Total Number of venues in County 25  
Annyalla Carnival, Castleblaney Monaghan
Aughnamullen Carnival, Aughnamullen Monaghan
Ballybay Carnival, Ballybay Monaghan
Borderland Ballroom, Clones**** Monaghan Another Reynolds brothers "land" ballroom
Carrickmacross Monaghan  
Clontibret Carnival Monaghan  
Creighton Hotel, Clones Monaghan  
Donagh Carnival Monaghan  
Embassy Club, Castleblaney Monaghan Made way for the Glencarn Hotel - P Clerkin) Still dancing
Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan, Monaghan Active
Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney**** Monaghan
Hotel Hillgrove, Monaghan Monaghan Active
Hotel Nuremore, Carrickmacross Monaghan
Latton Carnival, Latton Monaghan
Maple Ballroom, Rockcorry Monaghan Was a frozen food storage company, now empty
Merryland Ballroom, Clones Monaghan Reynolds Brothers
New Hall, Emyvale**** Monaghan  
Oasis Nightclub, Carrickmacross  Monaghan Now the Carrick Court Hotel
Oram Carnival, Oram  Monaghan  
Rockcorry Monaghan  
Scotstown Carnival, Scotstown Monaghan Ran in August in the late 1960's
Star Club, Emyvale Inn Monaghan  
Starlight, Clones Monaghan Formerly the Borderland Ballroom
Swan Park Ballroom, Monaghan Monaghan Now a Cash and Carry
Three Star Inn, Castleblaney Monaghan
Tyholland Carnival, Tyholland Monaghan Held in late May, early June in early 1970's
Western Ballroom, Monaghan**** Monaghan  
Total Number of venues in County 265  
Ballycumber Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Birr Vintage Week Carnival Offaly Ran in August-September in the late 1960's
Borris-On-Ossary Offaly  
Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore Offaly Active
Central Ballroom, Tullamore Offaly  
Clareen Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Cloghan Offaly
Copper Beech, Edenderry Offaly  
County Arms Hotel, Birr Offaly Active
Daingean Carnival Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Edenderry Carnival Offaly Ran in the early 70's in May
Fiesta Ballroom, Kilcormac Offaly Lies empty except for occasional special events
Harrier's Club, Tullamore Offaly  
Hayes Hotel, Tullamore Offaly Demolished
Ferbane Carnival Offaly
Kennedy's Ballroom, Banagher^ Offaly
Kileagh Carnival, Co. Offaly Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Marian Parochial Hall, Birr**** Offaly
Star Ballroom, Clara**** Offaly
Town Hall, Edenderry* Offaly
Tullamore Harriers Carnival Offaly Ran in the late 1960's
Total Number of venues in County 21  
Amethyst Ballroom, Elphin Roscommon Opened Feb 1, 1975
Astor Ballroom, Roscommon (photo?) Roscommon Opened in 1948, closed 1963
Athleague Carnival Roscommon Ran in May in the early 70's
Ballyleague Roscommon
Casino Ballroom, Castlerea Roscommon River Island
Castlemore, Ballaghadereen Roscommon
Castlerea Park Festival, Castlerea Roscommon Ran in the mid to late 1960's
Centre of Attraction, Boyle Roscommon  
Cloudland Ballroom, Roosky Roscommon Active
Club Flamingo, Roosky Roscommon  
Country Ballroom, Tulsk Roscommon Renovated and reopened in 2009
Cupid's Night Club, Castlerea Roscommon Formerly the Casino
Elphin Social Centre, Elphin Roscommon Still used as Community Centre (thanks to Joan Dockery)
Fairyland Ballroom, Roscommon Roscommon Was cash and carry and for sale again 2012
Forest Park Hotel, Boyle**** Roscommon  
Frenchpark Roscommon  
Hyde Ballroom, Roscommon***** Roscommon
Kontiki Lounge, Rooskey**** Roscommon
Magnet Ballroom, Strokestown**** Roscommon Derelict - was Walsh Mushrooms farm (Alan Stanbridge)
Marian Hall, Gorthaganny Roscommon Active (our thanks to Joanne Jordan)
Moonlight Hall, Ballintubber Roscommon Ran dances in the ealy 70's we know now derelict
Moore Ballroom, Ballydargan Roscommon Ran dances in the late 50's we know
Moving Stairs Pub, Boyle**** Roscommon  
Percy French Hotel, Strokestown Roscommon Active
Race Club, Roscomon Roscommon  
Rockingham Carnival (near Boyle) Roscommon Ran in August in the late 1960's
Royal Oak Ballroom, Ballaghadereen Roscommon
Shamrock Ballroom, Ballinlough Roscommon Running in late 1950's
St. Joseph's Hall, Boyle**** Roscommon  
Strokestown Roscommon  
The Race Club, Roscommon Roscommon
Tower Ballroom, Termonbarry Roscommon  
Tully Carnival, Roscommon Roscommon Ran in July in the early 70's
Wagon Wheel, Roscommon**** Roscommon Was a cash and carry, now GAA training centre-B.Durkin
Total Number of venues in County 34  
Ballinafad Easter Carnival, Ballinafad Sligo Early Spring festival in the late 1960's
Ballymote Carnival, Ballymote Sligo Ran in July in mid 1960's
Baymount Entertainment Centre, Strandhill Sligo Added to Silver Slipper and demolished for apartments
Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore Sligo Once owned by Phil O'Connell, brother of the Astoria's T.P.
Benbulben Hotel, Enniscrone Sligo  
Blue Lagoon, Sligo Sligo Had run big band nights, now closed
Bunninadden Annual Carnival, Bunninadden Sligo Ran in June, started in 1964
Carraroe Hall, Carraroe Sligo Still in use as a church hall-no dancing
Castle Arms Hotel, Enniscrone Sligo Active
Cloonaool Marquee Festival Sligo Ran in May in mid to late 60's
Coragh Dtonn, Skreen Sligo Derelict
Corballa Dancing Festival, Corballa Sligo Ran in May in 1960's
Country Klub, Bunninadden Sligo  
County Hotel, Enniscrone Sligo  
Culleens Ballroom, Culleens^ Sligo
Culleens Carnival, Culleens^ Sligo Ran in the early 1980's
Dromore West Carnival Sligo  
Easkey Annual Festival, Seafield Hotel Sligo  
Excell Ballroom, Ballymote**** Sligo
Finnerty's Ballroom, Rathlee^ Sligo  
Gleann Community Hall Sligo  
Great Southern Hotel, Sligo Sligo Active
GWI Social Center, Collooney Sligo Played host to dances and basketball tournaments-creche
Imperial Hotel, Sligo Sligo Now known as the Embassy Rooms - nightclub
Jury's Hotel, Sligo Sligo Now the Sligo Park Hotel, still active
Las Vegas Ballroom Sligo Opened 1962, Became the Montrose on April 21, 1965.
Lackagh Carnival, Lackagh Sligo Ran in mid May late 1960's
Marine Ballroom, Enniscrone Sligo
Montrose Ballroom, Sligo Sligo Last dance held May 25, 1966 Premier Aces - retail
Parochial Hall, Collooney Sligo Ran big band dancing in the mid 1960's
Patician Hall, Gleann Sligo Ran big band dancing in the late 1960's
Plaza Ballroom, Strandhill Sligo Opened 1929, closed 1960, torn down, 2002
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Sligo Sligo Located upstairs in the Ritz Cafe, derelict for years
Riverstown Hall, Riverstown Sligo Community Centre
Riviera Club, Standhill, Sligo Demolished
Seafield Hotel, Easkey Sligo Active
Seasons Club, Enniscrone Sligo  
Silver Slipper Ballroom, Strandhill Sligo Opened 22-4-60, closed 89, demolished 92 now apartments
Silver Swan Hotel, Sligo Sligo Recently demolished and replaced by Glasshouse Hotel
Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo Sligo Formerly Jury's Hotel, still very active
St. Anthony's Hall, Magherow Sligo Opened around 1958
St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry Sligo Opened in 1943 - Now a furniture store
St. Patrick's Parochial Hall, Gurteen Sligo Opened in 1968
Swan Nite Club, Silver Swan Hotel, Sligo Recently demolished for Glasshouse Hotel
Town Hall, Easkey Sligo Ran big band dancing in the mid 1960's
Weekend Club, Teach Murray, Gurteen Sligo Active
Total Number of venues in County 46  
Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh*** Tipperary Active, not sure if any dances
Anner Hotel, Thurles Tipperary No dances
Arcadia Ballroom, Cahir**** Tipperary Opened Nov. 13, 1963 unknown status
Ballypatrick Marquee Tipperary Ran in 1970's
Borrisokane Festival Tipperary  
Caroline Ballroom, Clonmel Tipperary (known as the Flamingo in the 50's and 60's)
Collins Ballroom, Clonmel Tipperary (known as The Clubhouse in later years)
Country Club, Fethard Tipperary
County Ballroom, Cashel****(1957-196?) Tipperary Became the Tippland when the Reynolds Bros purchased it
Dundrum House Hotel, Dundrum Tipperary Active
Fethard Ballroom, Fethard Tipperary Still very active
Freigh Inn, Newport Tipperary  
Galtee Hotel, Cahir Tipperary  
Hayes Hotel, Thurles Tipperary Active
Hearns Hotel, Clonmel Tipperary
Hotel Minella, Clonmel**** Tipperary
Kilfeakle Carnival, Kilfeakle Tipperary
Las Vegas Ballroom, Templemore Tipperary Opened in 1961, now Abbey Furniture-Aidan Heffernan
Ormond Hotel, Nenagh Tipperary  
Ormonde Ballroom, Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary
Ormonde Ballroom, Clonmel Tipperary
Oval Ballroom, Emly**** Tipperary  
Premier Hall, Thurles Tipperary Active, recently renovated - Joe Walsh
Ragg Lounge, Thurles Tipperary  
Royal, Cahir Tipperary
Royal Oak, Clonmel Tipperary  
Templemore Arms Hotel, Templemore Tipperary Active
Templemore Festival Tipperary Gone
Tippland Ballroom, Cashel Tipperary Formerly County, then Halla Na Feile (Reynolds Bros)
Tower Ballroom, Tipperary**** Tipperary Open in mid 1950's
Total Number of venues in County 31  
Ballygawley Carnival Tyrone Started in 1956, ran in early 60's
Ballymagorry Arms, Strabane Tyrone Active
Barley Inn, Omagh Tyrone Now the Mellon Country Inn-reopened for dancing
Big Ridge Ballroom, Dromore Tyrone Former Montague Cinema (1955) Dancing 1974-1982 derelict
Bridge Tavern, Eskra Tyrone (Ran Friday nights in early 1980's)
Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown*** Tyrone
Carrickmore Tyrone
Castle Inn, Castlederg Tyrone  
Central Ballroom, Mountfield Tyrone Burned down in 1970's, now 2 bungalows-Kevin McCloy
Chestnut Lodge, Benburb Tyrone  
Clubland, Cookstown Tyrone
Commercial Ballroom, Dungannon* Tyrone Owned  by P.G. McQuaid
Derg Arms Hotel, Castlederg Tyrone Active
Drumquin Social Centre, Drumquin Tyrone Still Active  - Chris Clarke
Dunamanagh Tyrone
Eskra Carnival, Eskra Tyrone Ran in summer in mid 70's
Fir Trees, Strabane Tyrone Active
Gap Ballroom, Mullinaslin, Omagh Tyrone Unknown
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown Tyrone Active
Gortin Community Center. Omagh Tyrone Still Active  - Chris Clarke
Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown Tyrone  
INF Hall, Omagh Tyrone Still running gigs
Island Ballroom, Coalisland Tyrone  
Kellys Inn, Garvaghey Tyrone Active - Chris Clarke
Kildress Inn, Cookstown Tyrone Active
Knocknamoe Castle Hotel, Omagh Tyrone Burned down
Marshalls Inn, Sion Mills Tyrone Active
McElroy's, Omagh Tyrone (our thanks to Declan Colgan)
Melvin Ballroom, Irvinestown,**** Tyrone  
Omagh Rugby Club, Omagh Tyrone  
Orchard County Inn, Moy* Tyrone Closed recently, trying to reopen for dancing
Pallidrome Ballroom, Strabane Tyrone Being demolished to build carpet store
Patrician Hall, Carrickmore Tyrone Still Active-reopened 2005-Chris Clarke
Picador Inn, Gortin Tyrone  
Pomeroy Ballroom, Pomeroy*****  Tyrone  
Ranfurley Ballroom, Dungannon* Tyrone
Royal Arms Hotel, Omagh Tyrone Closed and demolished in 2003
Royal Ballroom, Omagh Tyrone  
Sally O'Brien's, Omagh Tyrone Still active (our thanks to Declan Colgan)
Sixmilecross Carnival Tyrone Ran in August in the late 1960's
Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh Tyrone  
St. John's Hall, Dungannon* Tyrone Home of Order of Malta Ambulance Corps
St. Malachy's Hall, Edendork*** Tyrone  
St. Mary's Hall, Strabane Tyrone Active
St. Pat's, Ardboe*** Tyrone  
Star Ballroom, Omagh**** Tyrone
The Gap, Mullaslin Tyrone Ironmongers
Town Hall, Cookstown*** Tyrone  
Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown Tyrone Active
Total Number of venues in County 48  
Arch Ballroom, Tallow Waterford Community Hall, mostly bingo & dancing (FPrendergast)
Ardmore Waterford Unknown
Ardree Hotel, Waterford Waterford Ard Ri hotel
Arundel Ballroom, Waterford**** Waterford 1955-1961-now part of Waterford City Centre (S. Wallace)
Atlantic Ballroom, Tramore^ Waterford Still standing but now a games arcade per John O'Connor
Boathouse, Cappoquin* Waterford Active (our thanks to Gerard Hennessy)
Bridge Hotel, Waterford Waterford
Courthouse, Lismore* Waterford Heritage Centre (our thanks to Gerard Hennessy)
Crystal Ballroom, Waterford^ (G. Hennessy) Waterford Now a furniture store - Marian Fitzpatrick
CSM Ballroom, Clonea* Waterford (our thanks to Gerard Hennessy)
Dungarvan Waterford  
Haven Hotel, Dunmore East^ Waterford
Hilltop Hotel, Dungarvan Waterford  
Lawlor's Hotel, Dungarvan Waterford Active
Minnie's Lounge, Dungarvan Waterford
Olympia Ballroom, Waterford Waterford
Rainbow Ballroom, Kilmacthomas**** Waterford
Showboat, Waterford Waterford Active
The Pike, Dungarvan Waterford  
Total Number of venues in County 19  
Ballymore Carnival, Ballymore**** Westmeath  
Beehive, Mullingar Westmeath  
Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar,**** Westmeath  
Boher Hall, Boher**** Westmeath
Castle Club, Castlepollard Westmeath  
Castlepollard Carnival**** Westmeath  
Cloghan Hall, Mullingar**** Westmeath
Clonmellon Arms**** Westmeath Derelict , our thanks to Marian Tighe for the info
Coole Hall, Coole**** Westmeath
County Hall, Mullingar**** Westmeath
Crescent Ballroom, Athlone***** Westmeath Run by Syd Shine, no longer used for dancing.
Crowenstown Inn, Devlin**** Westmeath
Delvin Hall, Delvin**** Westmeath Active
Duggan Arms Hotel, Castlepollard**** Westmeath  
Edenderry, Kinnegad Westmeath
Glasson Carnival Westmeath Ran in summer in mid 70's
Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar Westmeath Active
Grove, Athlone Westmeath Ed Butler writes to tell us the Grove is still active...thanks!
Heatherville House Hotel, Kinnegad**** Westmeath
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone**** Westmeath Active
Horizon Ballroom, Mullingar Westmeath Formerly the Lakeland...Demolished around 2008
Jolly Mariner, Athlone Westmeath  
Killare Carnival, Killare**** Westmeath
Killucan Hall, Killucan**** Westmeath  
Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath Westmeath  
Lake County Hotel, Mullingar**** Westmeath
Lakeland Ballroom, Mullingar Westmeath (eighth Reynolds Brother's "land" ballroom) Demolished
Lough Lene Ballroom, Collinstown**** Westmeath  
Moore, Athlone Westmeath  
Mullingar Carnival, Mullingar**** Westmeath  
Parochial Hall, Castletown Geoghan**** Westmeath
Parochial Hall, Mullingar**** Westmeath
Radisson SAS Hotel, Athlone**** Westmeath
Roseland Ballroom, Moate* Westmeath Owned by the Reynold's Brothers...now a creamery*
Royal Hoey Hotel, Athlone**** Westmeath Demolished in 2007 to make way for a mall-Gene O'Sullivan
Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone**** Westmeath
Sportex Hall, Athlone Westmeath
St. Mary's Hall, Mullingar**** Westmeath
St. Michael's Ballroom, Castlepollard**** Westmeath
The Well, Moate**** Westmeath Still active - David Masterson
Total Number of venues in County 39  
Adamstown Ballroom Wexford Unknown
Arthurstown Wexford Thanks to Edward Doherty
Athenaeum Ballroom, Enniscorthy**** Wexford Still used by local theatre group, refurbished 2016
Barrowland Ballroom, New Ross Wexford The 14th Reynolds brothers' "land" ballrooms
Bree Ballroom, Bree Wexford
Campile Hall Wexford Still running Bingo and concerts per Simon Cummins
Camross Ballroom, Wexford Wexford Derelict
Casablanca Club, Enniscorthy Wexford  
Castle Ballroom, Enniscorthy**** Wexford
Castlebridge Wexford  
Clody Ballroom, Bunclody Wexford Now Meadowlands is still running (thanks Walter Skelton)
Courtown Harbour Wexford
Dun Mhuire Ballroom, Wexford**** Wexford
Enniscorthy Wexford
Ferns Carnival, Ferns Wexford
Golf Hotel Ballroom, Rosslare**** Wexford
Hunt's Ballroom, Gorey**** Wexford
KMH Hall, Kilmuckridge Wexford Our thanks to Frank White
Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy Wexford Frank Keenan let us know the hotel burned down in 2007.
New Ross Club, New Ross Wexford
St. Mogue's Hall, Inch Gorey Wexford Active, but no dancing (our thanks to Liam O'Reilly)
Strand Hotel, Curracloe Wexford Demolished
Talbot Hotel, Wexford Wexford Active
Tara Ballroom, Courtown**** Wexford Became beacon Niteclub, being demolished read story
Town Hall, Gorey Wexford  
Unyoke Inn, Blackwater**** Wexford Active
Whites Hotel, Wexford Wexford Active
Total Number of venues in County 27  
Arcadia Ballroom, Bray*  Wicklow Cash and Carry* (closed in the mid 70's)
Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow / P2**** Wicklow Active
Baltinglass Wicklow
Barry's Ballroom, Rathdrum Wicklow
Bel Air Hotel, Ashford**** Wicklow Active
Brittas Bay Wicklow
Country Club, Brittas Bay Wicklow Owned by Basil Phelan ran 1973-1985 now closed
Downshire House Hotel, Blessington**** Wicklow Active
Dunlavin Carnival Wicklow Ran in May in the early 70's
Enniskerry Ballroom, Enniskerry^ Wicklow
Entertainment Centre, Arklow**** Wicklow Now used as a gym (Liam O'Reilly)
Farrells, Arklow Wicklow  
Festival of Avondale, Rathdrum Wicklow  
Glen Motel, Ashford Wicklow Owned by Basil Phelan ran in 50's to 70's.
International Hotel, Bray**** Wicklow
Kiltegan Carnival, Kiltegan Wicklow
St. Killian's Hall, Greystones Wicklow  
St. Lazerian's Hall, Knockananna Wicklow  
La Touche Ballroom, Greystones**** Wicklow
Laurel Park Ballroom, Bray Wicklow  
Mall Ballroom, Wicklow**** Wicklow
Marlborough Hall, Wicklow* Wicklow Still standing though not used for dancing (Liam O'Reilly)
Ormonde Ballroom, Arklow**** Wicklow Still standing and serving as the Parish Hall (Liam O'Reilly)
Pavilion Ballroom, Rathdrum**** Wicklow
Royal Hotel, Arklow**** Wicklow
Royal Hotel, Bray^ Wicklow  
Scalp Ballroom, Enniskerry**** Wicklow
Smyths Ballroom, Glen-O'-Downs Wicklow
St. Brigid's Hall, Carnew Wicklow Recently refurbished thanks to Liam O'Reilly for photo
St. Patricks Hall, Kilcoole Wicklow
Tinahely Wicklow
Woodlands, Greystones Wicklow
Total Number of venues in County 32  

*My thanks to Sean Magee (Chips), Brian "Shorty" O'Kane (Armagh), Colly Graham (Ballymena DJ), Gerard Hennessy (London), Glen Brown (Scotland), Michael Niblett, Jonathan P. Neville (Youghal), Michael Brennan, J. Kieran Magennis, Declan Colgan, Tom O'Connor, Martin Carroll, Declan Byrne, Anthony Hillick (Bray), Liam O'Reilly, Billy Swann, 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 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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