Spellman Hall is the heart of village life in the lovely village of Kildavin.
It has served this community for decades and is known far and wide especially
for the wonderful drama group and their annual productions. When the idea
of a hall came to the fore initially it received a less than enthusiastic
reception from the parish priest at the time. However as luck would have
it the hall was finally built in Kildavin and we have never looked back.
Before the hall existed the drama group used any empty spaces they could
find, including the handball alley to present their productions.
has often been commented on by visitors and locals alike
how far thinking the designers and builders of this great
building were. It is big and spacious and has a wonderful
stage area. There are also meeting rooms and in the past
a kitchen was added to the building expanding the services
on offer. It has served generations of local families and
has been a buzz of activity with youth groups, drama and
many other events keeping the doors always open. The local
primary school has availed of the facility for gym and class
work and it has staged many local celebrations in the life
of this community.
years the Kildavin Country Market began its life here and
also an indoor bowling club. These proved extremely popular
and it is hoped to expand on these activities as time goes
by. In 2010 Spellman Hall Committee received funding from
Carlow County Development Partnership LTD / LEADER and
a major refurbishment has taken place. It now boasts a
whole new set of windows and doors, insulation from all
sides, ceilings and walls, a new accessible toilet and
a ramp into the main entrance. New fire doors have also
been added as well as a storage area and an expanded meeting
area which has been wired for computers and TV points.
The whole hall was painted, inside and out and it is now
home to Kildavin After-School facility. We hope that many
more groups and activities will avail of this wonderful
If you or your group would like to use this hall enquiries are always welcome.
We are more than happy to accommodate various activities and would love to
see Spellman Hall being used by the whole community.
Hall Kildavin was built and opened in 1956. The hall is
named after Cardinal Francis Spellman of New York whose
ancestral grandmother, Ellen Keogh hailed from this region.
Cardinal Spellman is also remembered in our wonderful GAA
grounds, Spellman Park. Through his generosity we have
benefited and the success of both Spellman Hall and Spellman
Park are a testament to this.
Bookings / enquiries - Seamus: 087 9645923