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Seamus Marken remembers his first dance in a ballroom in Galway.

In this extract Seamus Marken remembers his first dance in a ballroom in Galway in Seapoint. He was there when he was training with the FCA and he laughs remembering that he was not a great…

Jim Quinn talks about the dancehalls he went to as a young man.

In this extract Jim Quinn talks about the dancehalls he went to as a young man. He says that everybody went to dancehalls in those days, he laughs and says it was the only place you could meet…

Angela McFarland talks about her love of dancing.

In this extract Angela McFarland talks about her love of dancing. She remembers that when she was younger she would go to the Metropole dance hall every Sunday to see the showbands at the time. She describes the dancehalls and remembers the fun she…

Hugh Smullen remembers when he first started courting his now wife, May.

In this extract Hugh Smullen remembers when he first starting courting his now wife, May. He remembers that he used spend his tips from his delivery job bringing her out to the picture house and afterwards they would share a bag of chips and mug of…

Carmel O'Reilly remembers when she and her husband first started courting.

In the extract Carmel O'Reilly remembers when she and her husband first started courting. She describes this time as very innocent. She remembers marrying at 20 and she says that they were not 'well up', they were innocent. She remembers also the…

Hugh Smullen talks about when he first met his wife.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about how he first met his wife. He remembers he and his friends used to congregate at the swimming baths in Cabra. He notes that at the time the boys would get into the baths but the girls wouldn't, they would…