Doonbeg Community Hall
Doonbeg Hall was built under the direction of Fr Andrew McNamara, P.P,. by voluntary labour at a cost of £800 in 1938. It was accidentally burnt down on the night of the 11th July 1957. Undismayed, the people of Doonbeg rebuilt their hall at a cost of over £3,000.
The Hall was re-designed for multi-purpose use in 1996. The following works were done:
- The front section was knocked and remodelled to include an upstairs that has two offices that double up as a balcony and a lighting and sound room for drama. Downstairs there is the entrance foyer with ladies and gents toilets plus a toilet for the special needs and a ticket office.
- The main hall was extended and can be used for sports and recreation events including drama and socials.
- The new stage is large enough to cater for the needs of amateur drama and Doonbeg has had a proud tradition of hosting the West Clare Drama Festival for the past 49 years.
- Behind the stage upstairs there are two dressing rooms/meeting rooms and a store for props and other drama equipment.
- Downstairs there is
- a large meeting room that can seat sixty people
- a fully fitted kitchen that has facilities to cater for two hundred meals. This facility is currently being used as an education centre to deliver a FETAC accredited course in conjunction with FÁS in Hotel Catering & Tourism.
- a gymnasium, two more toilets and a shower room.
In 2009, the hall committee purchased new seating and this has added to the comfort of all those using the facilities.
The committee has applied for grant aid to insulate the walls and ceilings and when this work is complete it will have significant savings on our heating costs.
If you wish to book a meeting room or hire the hall, please contact the DCD Office on 065 9055288.