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Arcadia Ballroom, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

The Arcadia Ballroom in Cahir opened on Friday, November 13th, 1963. It was a joint venture between ballroom owners Donie Collins of
Askeaton, Co. Limerick and Con Hynes of Portumna, Co. Galway. Both were owners of other ballrooms as well. The ballroom was of a relatively
large at 7,500 sq. ft with a 4,500 sq ft dance floor. Of course the band for the opening night was none other than Donnie Collins and his Band.
Following its opening, and for nearly a decade, the Arcadia would host the biggest bands in the country. It was part of the Associated
Ballrooms group, arguably the most powerful in the country so all the band played there. The last dance we can find advertised
for the Arcadia was on Sunday, November 12th, 1972 with music by Hugo Duncan and the Tallmen. We can't find any mention of the
ballroom after that.


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