GLHC Moves to Keanes Bar, Oranmore, for 2014

GLHC 2014 Venue Keanes, Oranmore

The Galway Lindy Hop Championships has a new home ! The GLHC venue for 2014 will be  the beautiful Keanes in Oranmore …

Keanes Bar and Restaurant is situated in the heart of Oranmore.  Located only ten minutes drive from the city of Galway, Oranmore is at the crossroads of all major driving routes; Galway, Sligo, Dublin, Shannon, Limerick and Killarney.

I first encountered Keanes Bar and Restaurant in late 2013 when we were asked to provide training for dancers competing in a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ competition. The back room at Keanes was nominated as the practice venue.

When I entered this seemingly lost and forgotten room, I was blown away within seconds. A winding staircase leads up to a large balcony area, overlooking a spacious dance floor and stage area. Soft drapes and wall adornments create a grand visual that makes me think of ballrooms of old. It is the perfect venue to celebrate a dance style that exploded in old 20th Century ballrooms.

I knew that this was the place to hold a major dance event, and I am delighted to be holding this years Galway Lindy Hop Championships there, in the heart of Oranmore, just ten minutes from Galway City Centre. Fingers crossed, Keanes becomes a regular mecca for swing dance enthusiasts.

Paul Neary

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