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1980 Gig Schedule

As 1980 progressed, the band played less and less local gigs and started travelling further afield, often playing in Kerry and Cork. The band released several more records during the year, including their first self-penned songs on their own Sunset Record label. Things were improving, but it was slow going and very gradual.    

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Day Date Advert Place
Tues January 1st
1980

Borderline Ballroom, Ardgroom, Co. Cork
Wed January 2nd
1980
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Fri January 4th
1980
Clondrohid Hall, Co. Cork
Sun January 6th
1980
Baymount, Strandhill
Tues January 8th
1980
Greville Arms, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Sat January 12th
1980
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sat January 19th
1980-
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun January 20th
1980
Ardboyne Hotel Supper Dance, Navan, Co. Meath
Sat 26-Jan-80 Sullivan's Hotel, Gort, Co. Galway
Sun February 3rd
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Tues February 5th
1980
Country Club, Imperial Hotel, Sligo
Fri February 8th
1980
NOT ADVERTISED Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Armagh
Sun February 10th
1980
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Fri February 15th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
(Note: Appearance of U2 min the Blue)
Sat February 16th
1980
Hilton Club, Munster Hotel, Cork
Fri February 22nd
1980
CAN'T FIND AD St. Mary's Hall, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
Mon February 25th
1980
Connaught Telegraph Awards,
Travellers' Friend Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Sat March 1st
1980
Banna Beach, Co. Kerry
Sun March 2nd
1980
Killeshin Hotel Ballroom, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Fri March 14th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Lawlor's Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Sat March 15th
1980
Kirks, Castlefin, Co. Donegal
Sun March 16th
1980
Hilton Club, Munster Hotel, Cork
Fri March 21st
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun April 6th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Kilkishen Carnival, Co. Clare
Tues April 8th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Roundstone, Co. Galway
Wed April 9th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Fri April 11th
1980
Finuge GAA Carnival, Co. Kerry
Sat April 12th
1980
Gleann Community Hall, Co. Sligo
Sun April 13th
1980
Killala Easter Carnival, Co. Mayo
Fri April 18th
1980
NOT ADVERTISED Regional tech Dance, Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
Fri April 25th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sat April 26th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Cooraclare, Co. Clare
Sun April 27th
1980
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Stood in for Crackers
Thurs May 1st
1980
Pearl's Nite Club, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Band's name left off advert
Fri May 2nd
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Sat May 3rd
1980
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Mon May 5th
1980
Imperial Hotel, Sligo - Chamber of Commerce
Thurs May 8th
1980
NOT ADVERTISED Pearl's Nite Club, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Fri May9th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Sat May 10th
1980
Hilton Club, Cork
Sun May 11th
1980
Poteen Still, Co. Galway
Fri May 16th
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Baymount, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Sat May 17th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun May 18th
1980
Tourmakeady G.A.A. Festival, Co. Mayo
Fri May 23rd
1980
NOT ADVERTISED Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Armagh
Sat May 24th
1980
Banna Beach, Co. Kerry
Sun June 1st
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Mon June 2nd
1980
Bangor-Erris Hall, Co. Mayo
Wed June 4th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Thurs June 5th
1980
Nephin Festival, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Sun June 8th
1980
St. Mary's Community Centre
Mountbellew Carnival, Co. Galway
Fri June 13th
1980
Harp & Crown, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Sat June 14th
1980
Freemount, Cork
Sun June 15th
1980
Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo
Sat June 21st
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Ashbourne Festival, Co. Dublin
Sun June 22nd
1980
Glanworth, Co. Cork
Fri June 27th
1980
Templemore Carnival, Co. Tipperary
Sat 28-Jun-80 Riviera Club, Strandhill with Wolfe Tones
Sun 29-Jun-80 Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo
Fri July 4th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Swords Festival, Co. Dublin
Sat July 5th
1980
Lough Ree Arms, Lanesboro, Co. Longford
Sun July 6th
1980
Fleet Inn, Downings, Co. Donegal
Wed July 9th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Sat July 12th
1980
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun July 13th
1980
Kildorrery, Co. Cork
Thurs July 17th
1980
St. John's Cabaret & Dance, Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
Fri July 18th
1980
Hilton Club, Cork
Sat July 19th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Ashbourne Hotel, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Sun July 20th
1980
Poteen Still, Co. Galway
Fri July 25th
1980
Easkey Annual, Festival,
Seafield Hotel, Co.Sligo
Sat July 26th
1980
Iveragh Ballroom, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Sun July 27th
1980
Skibbereen Festival, Co. Cork
Fri August 1st
1980
Bangor-Erris Hall, Co. Mayo
Sat August 2nd
1980
Raphoe, Co. Donegal
Sun August 3rd
1980
Bantry, Co. Cork
Mon August 4th
1980
Westport Cailin Deas Festival, Co. Mayo
Wed August 6th
1980
Sligo Lions Club Race Dance, Sligo Park Hotel
Sat August 9th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun August 10
1980
Killala Summer Festival, Co. Mayo
Thurs August 14th
1980
NOT ADVERTISED Yeats Tavern, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo
Fri August 15th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon
Sat August 16th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
After gig played in Gleann Hall
Sat August 16th
1980
Gleann Community Hall, Co. Sligo
Sun August 17th
1980
Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal
Fri August 22nd
1980
Ballintubber, Co. Mayo
Sat August 23rd
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Loughan House, Co. Cavan
Sun August 24th
1980
Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo
Wed August 27th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Sun August 31st
1980
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Sat Sept 6th
1980
Silver Slipper, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Mon Sept 8th
1980
Ballinamore Concert, Co. Leitrim
Fri Sept 12th
1980
Hilton Club, Cork
Sat Sept 13th
1980
Gortin, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Sun Sep7 14th
1980
Dromore West Festival, Co. Sligo
Sat Sept 20th
1980
Freemount, Cork
Fri Sept 26th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Armagh
Sat Sept 27th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Manor Hotel, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Sun Sept 28th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Sat Oct 4th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sun Oct 5th
1980
Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo
Fri Oct 10th
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sat Oct 11th
1980
Kirks, Castlefin, Co. Donegal
Sun Oct 12th
1980
Poteen Still, Co. Galway
Sat Oct 18th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun Oct 19th
1980
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Fri Oct 24th
1980
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sat Oct 25th
1980
Macra Na Feirme Dance
Royal Ballroom, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Sun Oct 26th
1980
Silver Slipper, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
October 28th to November 13th - Band Holidays
Fri Nov 14th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Ormond Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Wed Nov 19th
1980
Annaly Hotel, Longford
Sadly. Kim is "Ken" again...lol
Fri Nov 21st
1980
Ortine Hotel, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh
Sat Nov 22nd
1980
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun Nov 23rd
1980
Sligo Fishermen's Foy-McLaughlin Disaster Fund
Riviera Club, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Fri Nov 28th
1980
Vocational School Dance
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Sat Nov 29th
1980
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Sun Nov 30th
1980
Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo
Sat Dec 6th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Strand Hotel, Portstewart, Co. Derry
Fri Dec 12th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Hilltop Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Sat Dec 13th
1980
Freemont, Cork
Sun Dec 14th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Wed Dec 17th
1980
Palm Grove Lounge Opening
Kingsbridge Inn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Fri Dec 19th
1980
Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Sat Dec 20th
19890
Baymount, Strandhill, Co. Sligo with Wolfe Tones
Sun Dec 21st
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Bruree, Co. Limerick
Fri Dec 26th
1980
Moore, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Sat Dec 27th
1980
Seafield Hotel, Easkey, Co. Sligo
Sun Dec 28th
1980
CAN'T FIND AD Cooraclare, Co. Clare
Mon Dec 29th
1980
Kiltyclogher Social Center, Co. Leitrim
Wed Dec 31st
1980
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow

 


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