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Rainbow Ballroom of Romance

Rainbow Ballroom of Romance

The renowned Rainbow Ballroom of Romance is situated in Glenfarne, Co Leitrim the N16 Enniskillen to Sligo Road, writes Martin Branagan.

 The Rainbow Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim.

The late John Mc Givern built the Ballroom in early 1934 and it opened the same year. It was then known as Mc Givern’s Dance Hall, although locally it was referred to as the “Nissan Hut”, as its galvanised iron construction was reminiscent of the British Army huts of the same name.

The very first function held there consisted of a variety concert, followed by the first dance in the new hall with music provided by the local Glenfarne Dance Band.

Dances were regularly held on Sunday nights and often on week nights.

Martin Branagan is a co-founder of and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.

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