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The Day The Music Died....Lost Ballrooms (Read 14521 times)
Reply #15 - 12/15/06 at 20:46:25

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Ronnie The Rugby Club had the longest run of ever with the same band it was a great spot,  the Ritz also had Wed night dances still standing but empty now.
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Reply #16 - 03/07/07 at 09:37:08

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Was it the Hennessys that played in the Rugby club?  I know it was always the same band not like the Ritz.  Of course during the summer there was the Tara Ballroom in Courtown and all the local marquees and festivals.
 
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Reply #17 - 03/07/07 at 13:37:04

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Now there's a memory or two, The Tara Courtown 8)
 
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Reply #18 - 03/07/07 at 14:52:35

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Dances nearly every night of the week in Courtown and Dave Moynihan on a Tuesday night for lets say the 'older generation'. Many great bands played there and during the summer a guaranteed crowd and a great night to be had.
 
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Reply #19 - 03/07/07 at 14:53:37

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No it was not The Hennessys they were a Carlow family band ,in the Rugby Club it was The Tourists who played every Saturday night.The Hennessys may have played relief in The Ritz I think ,Kelly
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Reply #20 - 03/07/07 at 14:56:28

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The band never really mattered all I knew was they were the same every week and you are right it was the Tourists.  Thanks for that.
 
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Reply #21 - 06/19/07 at 21:55:44

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The Horizon in Mullingar was demolished yesterday Another one bites the dust!!
 
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Reply #22 - 06/22/07 at 09:27:28

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I was in Courtown a couple of weeks ago and see the Tara Ballroom demolished,  I know it was a night club for the past few years but now it is totally gone.  I'm sure there are many with memories good and bad of the ballroom in the 70s. Many met their husbands there.
 
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Reply #23 - 06/22/07 at 11:40:53

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Not the 70s for me Ronnie but the 60s. I played there in bands and otherwise Grin Great spot.
 
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Reply #24 - 10/28/07 at 00:56:48

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Anybody out there remember 'The Stardust' venue in Cork City? I'm sure many bands enjoyed playing there...The atmosphere was great and the place was always packed full. Smiley
 
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Reply #25 - 10/28/07 at 01:04:04

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It was a good spot alright. I was only there once for The Big 8. Happened to be in Cork on business that weekend.
 
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Reply #26 - 02/22/08 at 01:32:49

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Winkhello all, im new Embarrassed,

we had adelphi ballroom here in dundalk, was best place all top bands came, 10 bob for royal and 7 /6 for others, we also had pavilion in blackrock near dundalk, another good spot, alas all down, so so sad; Cry
 

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Reply #27 - 02/22/08 at 03:12:16

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Hi Bonny and welcome aboard. I was in The Adelphi Cinema in Dundalk a few times. I think the ballroom was next to it. I'm trying to remember back to 1956/59 Embarrassed
 
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Reply #28 - 02/22/08 at 11:57:35

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Cheesyah hi your right, it was and cinema still there, but round corner was ballroom, was on every friday and sunday nights, and tuesday was for students,hmmmm, we used to go as was cheap just to look at these students, hope you were not 1 them Tongue
 

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Reply #29 - 02/22/08 at 12:33:50

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Bonny, check your messages please.
 
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