in the Middle Ages.
Cricket Team c.1890*
The Flour Mills
note this is a Large File)
"All night" dances meant
that dancing went on from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. next morning. Apparently the
local clergy had objected to these dances ending at 4 a.m. oe 5 a.m., so
it was decided to continue until daylight. A supper was usually served at
these occasions. The night following another dance was held and this was
called a 'Scrap dance' because the scraps and leftovers from the previous
night were then eaten. This was a short dance and would end at mid-night.
The most popular of all were the Platforms or Middlepieces which were
sited at the following locations-
Ballinerala (at the Railway Bridge), Dunkitt (on the Commons), Charlestown
Cross, at Rossinan Cross and at the corner known as The Hangman's Corner
in Dangan. There was also a Middlepiece at Ban na mBad at the
Pill which wa stopped by Fr. Carroll.