Place:Pontoon, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

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NamePontoon
Alt namesPont Abhannsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown or village
Located inCounty Mayo, Republic of Ireland


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Pontoon ( lit. River pont) is a lakeside village on the R310 regional road in County Mayo in Ireland, situated between Lough Conn and Lough Cullin, and near the town of Foxford. The area is scenic and there are several hotels in the area to service the tourist industry.


The dance hall in Pontoon attracted large numbers of enthusiasts to its week-end dances from a large catchment area of County Mayo and further afield. The suggestion that it was the location of a BBC film The Ballroom of Romance set in the 1950s is incorrect. The actual location of the ballroom featured in the film, starring Brenda Fricker, Cyril Cusack, Neil Tobin and Mick Lally, was at Doona Cross, Ballycroy, some west of this location.

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