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The Ballroom of Romance:

a place (Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim, Ireland; see the above picture)

a piece of literature (short story by William Trevor)

a film (directed by Pat O’Connor).

The three ballrooms came into being in that order; the literature was inspired by the facade of the building as Trevor drove past one day on his way to Enniskillen, and the film was a rendition of the short story. Amazing that a structure known as the ‘Nissan Hut’ could inspire such diverse cultural productions.

 More about The Ballroom of Romance here

The photograph above is by Gareth Kennedy, taken one day while passing on the bus to Enniskillen.

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