Charlestown Carnival 1949, Programme & Advertisers

Charlestown Carnival - Duration 22nd to 29th May 1949. Featuring W S Simpson's Amusements & Fun Fair.

Including speed-cars, roundabouts, swings, roll 'em in, pongo, shooting range, la boule side shows, etc Gigantic Opening Parade on Sunday 22nd at 3.30pm Ballaghaderreen Boys Band will attend.

Dancing Programme

  • Sun 22nd May - Special engagement of Johnny Cox and his All-Star Rhythm Band (late of Hangar, Galway) for grand opening dance. Dancing 10pm to 3am. Admission 5/

  • Tue 24th May - Bros Walsh, Castlebar and his Arcadia Ballroom Orchestra, Dancing 10pm to 3am. Admission 3/6.

  • Thurs 26th May - Holiday Dance with Crystal Dance Band, Boyle, Dancing 10pm to 3am. Admission 3/6.

  • Sun 29th May - Grand closing dance. Return engagement of Johnny Cox and his Band, Galway. Dancing 10pm to 3am. Admission 5/.

Super Attraction on Closing day Sunday 29th May

  • The finals of the Mayo Handball Championship at Charlestown Ballcourt at 3pm. Come and see the cream of Mayo's handballers, from Hollymount, Partry, Ballinrobe, Rathduff, Cloongullane and Charlestown compete in the Senior, Junior and Juvenile grades. Minerals and Tea Stall on grounds.

  • Find Mr X, the Mystery Man, who will attend nightly and get a free ticket to the closing night dance.

  • Madame Mihalovi Higlovitch, fortune teller awaits your pleasure in Tent 17.

  • Visit the different stalls manned by the Ladies Committee.

  • Attractions and novelties, including road and bicycle races will be announced nightly during the Carnival.

Proceeds devoted to Charlestown Gaelic Park.

The Advertisers

  • P J Henry & Co (Established 1911), Mineral Water Manufacturers, Charlestown

  • John McIntyre & Sons, Mineral Water Manufacturers, Proprietor John McIntyre

  • P J Honan, Tobacconist, Newagent and Stationer, Main St.

  • Central Restaurant, Main St, Proprietor William F Gallagher

  • Howley's, The Square, Charlestown, Proprietor, P Howley

  • James P O'Hara, Bellaghy, Grocery, Spirits, Main St.

  • Jack O'Donnell, MPSI, The Square

  • Peter Phillips, Shipping Agent and Undertaker, Main St.

  • Olives Hairdressing Salon, Barrack St, Charlestown

  • McGowans 'Cosy Bar', Barrack St

  • The Hardware House, James Casey, Main St.

  • Elisha's Hair Salon, including the latest Edwardian Upsweep, Bellaghy

  • T F Durkan, The Ideal Bar, The Square

  • The New Warehouse, Barrack St, Proprietor Liam Kennedy

  • C J Hogan and Son, Retail Merchant, Charlestown

  • Parsons Knitting Industry, Barrack St.

  • E Salmon, Barrack St, for Refreshments, Confectionery etc

  • Mark C Henry, Imperial Hotel & Bus Stop, The Square

  • O’Donohue's Bakery, Church St, Phone 7. All that is best in bread

  • Harrison's Select Bar, Barrack St, Value and Satisfaction

  • C J Cassidy, Barrack St, Delicious Merville and HB Ices

  • Fitzmaurice Brothers, Butchers, Church St.

  • The New Garage at Lowpark, Proprietor C Barry

  • Fitzmaurice's, Bellaghy, General Drapers

  • J F Mahon, Main St, The house for value

  • Duffy's, Main St for Mullard, Phillips, HMV and Pye Radios

  • Ladies and Gents Tailoring from Bermingham's, Church St.

  • ‘The House of Carr', for General Drapery and Hosiery, Church St.

  • McCarthy's Reliable Bar, The Square, Charlestown

  • Morrisroe's, The Souvenir House, Proprietor Pat Morrisroe, Church St.

  • Michael Doherty, Church St, for Passport Photographs

  • ‘The Borderline Grocery', Joseph Colleran, Bellaghy

  • J J Brennan, The Square, for Tea, Wine and Spirits

  • M J Mulligan and his 6-piece Orchestra, they play all the latest

© Cathal Henry 2005