Glenealy Village Hall
Glenealy Village Hall is at the heart of Glenealy village. The Hall provides a venue for a wide range of social, health, educational and recreational opportunities. It has been the sole multi-purpose community facility available within the wider rural area for over 60 years.
Glenealy Village Hall is still run on the ethos of its original foundations since its official opening in 1954. It is run on a not-for-profit basis and on the principle of universal community access. The Hall is run by local volunteers representing the local community and local organisations from within the catchment area.
Facilities at the hall include disabled parking and access, ample parking, Astro Turf, hall with stage, PA system and 4 metre screen, meeting rooms, and indoor carpet bowling. These facilities are available for hire (more below). A wide range of activities takes place at the Hall.
Activities at Glenealy Village Hall
The following activities take place at Glenealy Village Hall. Just call us on 0404 44050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book activities or to find out more about upcoming events or what’s happening at the Hall.
FOROIGE YOUTH CLUB
Rental of Glenealy Village Hall facilities
Our facilities are available for rental at reasonable rates. For quotes please contact 0404 44040 or email email@example.com.
- Astro Turf
- Main Hall, stage with PA System with motorised rear projector and 4 metre screen
- 2 Meeting Rooms
- Kitchen Facilities
- Disabled parking and access and WC
- Indoor Carpet Bowling
Glenealy Village Hall - the journey from 1938
The origins of Glenealy Village Hall began in 1938 when the field known locally as the Park was purchased in Trust for the people of Glenealy. In 1949 plans were made to build a Hall. Fundraising started in the community and building got under way in 1952. The Hall was largely built by local voluntary labour from the village and was officially opened in 1954.
In 1998 some refurbishment was carried out and an extension built to accommodate Glenealy IT Centre, with fundraising in the community and supported with a Grant under the Leader 11 programme.
In 2011 a two phase programme was developed, commencing with retrofitting of the existing building to bring it up to current standards. It encompassed a number of initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of the building, with a view to reducing energy costs, lowering carbon footprint, and increasing the usability of this important community resource. And to create a local demonstrator project of the various technologies and processes involved, including solar and PV Systems.
In 2012/2013 a further extension was built to extend the IT Centre, a new car park and new Astro Turf. All of these were funded with monies raised in the community, supported with grants from Leader, SEAI, Ballinagran Community Project, and Wicklow County Council.