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From: patricia meyers <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons,parks and dancehalls
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 15:28:15 -0700 (PDT)


Beth,
I used to work at Holiday Ballroom about 1959-1960.  Was engaged to a fella who also worked there.  That place has a lot of memories for me...
Pat


----- Original Message ----
From: Beth Walsh <>
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Sent: Monday, July 7, 2008 3:15:56 PM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons, parks and dancehalls

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.

Beth
--- 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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