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From: Beth Walsh <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons,parks and dancehalls
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:15:56 -0700 (PDT)
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Well, my dad frequently mentioned Hanley's House of
Happiness - not sure exactly where it was, but
definitely southside (Ashland, Halsted, Racine?) also
the Holiday Ballroom was big in the 50s.

--- wrote:

> We all know that saloons as well as churches were
> venues of solace for
> immigrants. Can any descendants of Irish from County
> Sligo give me any information
> about a "Flanley's" and a "Callaghan's" in
> Bridgeport or Canaryville
> somewhere near the Stockyards? Also a "Begley's"
> (though possibly not fraom Sligo)
> at 79th and Stony island Ave., and any others that
> may come to mind?And where
> was the old "Gaelic park" situated? And were there
> any other gathering places
> or dance halls for them?
> A. Carroll
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