Las Vegas Ballroom, Sligo, Co. Sligo
On the 4th of July, 1961, bulldozers moved
into a field in Finisklin, Sligo to start building Con Hynes' new ballroom in
Six months later, on January 19th, 1962, the Las Vegas ballroom opened its doors
to dancers and was an immediate success.
The biggest bands of the day played in the ballroom for the next 3 years. On
April 21st, 1965, the ballroom
was taken over by Associated Ballrooms and its name was changed to the Montrose.
The Royal Blues played the opening night.
The ballroom would continue to operate until May of 1966 when it was sold for
commercial development. Over the following year
or so, it became home to the Sligo Boxing Club. In the past 20 years it has been
home to many businesses
including Cahill-Maye Roberts, The Sligo Champion and Sligo Office Supplies