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Silver Slipper Ballroom, Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Opening on April 22, 1960, the "Silver Slipper Room" initial history was rocky at best. Owner of the Baymount Hotel, Sean Byrne,
had been running marquee dances in the past and wanted to build a larger ballroom to accommodate Strandhill's growing summer
tourist population. The existing "Plaza Ballroom" was a small building that could hold, at most 500 people, and Sean felt there was
a much great potential as Strandhill's seaside resort reputation continued to grow. In 1960, he built a "function room" onto his small hotel
which was capable of holding thousands of dancers and despite several failed attempts to get a dance license he finally got a license,
and the rest (as they say) is history.        

 

 

 

 


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