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From: patricia meyers <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons,parks and dancehalls
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:02:38 -0700 (PDT)


There were two Holiday Ballrooms, one on the north side and one on the south side at 79th & Halsted.  I was only at the north side one once or twice.  I used to go there with the owner Joe McElroy.  That's where I learned to love big band music.
Patti


----- Original Message ----
From: Colleen Flood <>
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Sent: Monday, July 7, 2008 5:52:48 PM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons, parks and dancehalls

Was that the Holiday Ballroom on Milwaukee??

I danced there for years. Every girl there had a crush on ""Johnny Clemens"
And they all stood in line to dance with the "O'Shay  Brothers.
Carl Bonafeti was from our neighborhood here on the north side.
We also danced at Keymans Hall on Madison , Marlboro, on North ave.

Thanks for the great memories!

Colleen

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 5:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons,parks and
dancehalls

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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