Ireland’s famous Rainbow Ballroom of Romance is situated in Glenfarne, County Leitrim.
The Ballroom was built in 1934 by John McGivern on his return to his native Leitrim homeland from the USA. It was known as Mc Givern’s Dance Hall, although locally it was referred to as the “Nissan Hut”, as its galvanised iron construction was reminiscent of the British Army huts of the same name.
The dancehall was a popular venue for showbands for many years and today the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance still hosts regular concerts, variety shows and tea dances. It is also home to a small showband memorabilia exhibition.
The Rainbow Ballroom of Romance is Stop 1 on The Manorhamilton – Glenade Valley Scenic Looped Drive