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.
Brendan Millar, Jim Williamson, Brian Fox, Sean Lawless, Kevin Henderson, Paddy McCann (bottom), Terry Douglas, Pat McKee, Joe Kelly, Dennis Atkinson, Eamonn Curry (bottom, with spectacles), Eamonn Gorman, Pat Lavery, Sean Murphy, Brendan Douglas, Tommy Atkinson, Dan Lynn, Tom? Brankin(bottom right), Master James McCullough.
John McKee, Vincent Willis, Brendan Duffy, Jim Creaney, ? McDonnell, Tony Chambers, Anthony McAtarsney, Malachy Fearon, Malachy Grimley, Bing Grimley, Brian Hamill, Brian Lavery, Tony McGuigan, Paul McCormac, Connor McKernan, P.J. McKeever, Tom Bradley, Gerald McIlkenny.
Some of the older people are Jacky McGurgan, Maurice? Hyde, Georgina Creaney and Master John Donnelly.

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