Bringing back the ballroom memories

If you’re of a certain age then you’ll fondly recall the golden age of the ballrooms around the country. In the golden era of the showbands, no village or crossroads was complete without a ballroom or a parish hall for dancing in.

In Mayo, names like Pontoon, The Royal, Tooreen and The Palm Court will bring back fond memories for the many people who danced the night away in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ballina man James Reddiough is looking to put together a book recalling this golden age and is looking for members of the public to get in touch with him, with their memories or photographs from this time. If you’d like to help him out you can write to James Reddiough, Graffy, Ballina or email [email protected].



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