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Moment in Time: Ballyfin do a very fancy dress in 2009

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The photographic archives continue to throw up some incredible images.

And this week we’ve unearthed some great shots from an event in Ballyfin this time ten years ago.

The event was a 60s/70s-themed Fancy Dress Disco held in The Deadman’s Inn (where else?!).

And it was all in aid of St Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.

St Brigid’s Hospital is a unit for care of the older person, which provides continuous care for older people in the local community.

It is a two-storey over basement building that was originally opened as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1932.

The hospital subsequently closed in 1968 and re-opened as a residential service for older people in 1970.

It currently has a maximum occupancy of 23.

The pictures were taken by Alf Harvey and, as the saying goes, a great night was had by all.

Check them out below:

Pacelli and Margaret Walsh at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Linda Maguire and Linda Deegan at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Paul McKeowan at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Marjorie, Pauline and Colette Phelan at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Patricia McKeowan at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Dan and Trisha Phelan at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Jackie Lane and Sinead Ging at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Mary Comerford and Denis Richards at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Dave and Bernie Whelan at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Denise Hilton and Colm Nolan at The Deadman’s Inn for the 60’s/70’s Fancy Dress Disco in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen Patients Fund.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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