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Dreamland Ballroom Athy

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This building used to be called the DREAMLAND BALLROOM in Athy during the 1960's. Lots of the top Irish Showband's used to play here every Saturday night and it was open until 2 O'clock in the morning. People travelled from all over the surrounding counties by car, bus and even on bicycles.

It is said that Thin Lizzy once plaid here in the early 70s. The venue was also used for roller skating on Saturdays and Sundays; wow happy days gone by. This comment sent in by jillmikemack2007@gmail.com

MEMORIES OF IRISH BALLROOMS

DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OF VISITS TO IRISH BALLROOMS DURING THE 60'S?

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These were / are just some of Irelands most popular Showband's that visited the Carlow ritz ballroom and the Athy Dreamland Ballroom during the 1950's and 1960's that I went to see but I am sure there were many more to be added to the list.
The Clipper Carlton Showband - Strabane   The Black Aces - Kilkenny
The Dixielanders - Cork   The Royal Showband - Waterford
The Miami Showband - Dublin   The Hilton Showband - Newry
The Premier Aces Showband - Ballintubber   The Pacific Showband - Dublin
The Magnificent Seven - Derry   The Mainliners - Castleblaney
The Melody Aces Showband   The Mighty Avons
The Big 8 Waterford   The Capitol Showband Dublin

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2001 County Carlow Genealogy IGP

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