August 29: More golden memories of the Oyster

The former Oyster Ballroom in Dromkeen,  which traded as a furniture store in recent years, was destroyed by fire recently propmpting a flood of memories from readers about its dancing glory days  Photo Liam Burke/Press 22
IT was with regret, sadness and nostalgia that I learned of the burning down of the Oyster Ballroom, Dromkeen. Like so many of my generation, I have very happy memories of those few short years dancing there. In those teenage years, and in my early twenties, the main page of the Limerick Leader was the one that carried the name of the showband playing in Dromkeen on Sunday night. All other articles were secondary. May I suggest inviting the public to send in photos taken at the Oyster during the various dances. The response might be of great interest to many.

IT was with regret, sadness and nostalgia that I learned of the burning down of the Oyster Ballroom, Dromkeen. Like so many of my generation, I have very happy memories of those few short years dancing there. In those teenage years, and in my early twenties, the main page of the Limerick Leader was the one that carried the name of the showband playing in Dromkeen on Sunday night. All other articles were secondary. May I suggest inviting the public to send in photos taken at the Oyster during the various dances. The response might be of great interest to many.

JOAN Ó SIOCHRÚ

newgarden, lisnagry, limerick

LIKE many of your readers, the fire that destroyed what was once the Oyster Ballroom in Dromkeen came as terribly sad news for me. I enjoyed reading the Leader’s coverage of the Oyster’s great days and it brought me back to so many happy nights there. Unlike some, I didn’t meet my future husband at the Oyster, but he was certainly there during those wonderful times - our meeting happened elsewhere but we went on to dance the night away at the Oyster a little bit later on!

MARGARET BOLAND

OLD CORK ROAD, LIMERICK