St. Mary's Hall
|St. Mary's Hall in Obins Street has recently been
put on the market for sale. The hall in it's heyday attracted stars of the
time like Adam Faith, Anne Shelton, and Andy Stewart. Opened December 1958
the hall was was a busy mecca for singers, ballroom dancing and later a cinema.
Opening Day of St. Mary's
St. Mary's Hall was built in 1958. It was blessed and opened by Cardinal Dalton in December. Until that time most of the social events in the parish were held in the vacant boys school in Curran Street, and there was much fund raising when a new hall became a possibility.
Procession Blessing with Cardinal Dalton are Father Early, Canon Rice and others.
Some in the crowd are: Seamus McCaffrey-Jim McNally-Frank Kelly-Brian Judge-Seamus Maginnis-Joe McGurguian and John Greenwood.
Some names: Liam Lavery-Paddy McGurk & wife-Maurice Smith-Dennis McCourt-The Riley twins-Roseleen Faloon-Eda Creaney-Kevin Duffy-Tommy Lawless-Teresa Bailey-Arty Wilson.
Some names supplied by Brendan Millar; Starting from
the left and going across to the right and then starting on a level with
Master McCullough's face and returning from right to left.