Community Centre rooms are available to hire individually as well as in combination.
The hire rates quoted are for one-off bookings. Regular weekly bookings for businesses etc. are charged 2/3rd of this rate. Non-profit and charitable organisations who are regular users will pay a 1/3rd of the one-off rate.
The committee is keen to encourage new clubs and other hirers and may therefore be prepared to vary these rates, for example when numbers of attendees may initially be low.
Atrium: this area is not available to hire on its own but hirers of the hall are permitted to use it as a reception on the understanding that it is a room THROUGH WHICH OTHER USERS AND VISITORS MAY PASS in order to access other rooms.
Stage: The Centre has a modular stage. This is stored on a wheeled dolly and comprises 21 wooden panels, each 700 mm x 700 mm with a grey carpeted finish on one side, varnished natural wood on the other, mounted on metal framed platforms. These are of 2 heights. We have 6 frames @ 500 mm height (19 inches) and 15 frames @ 277.5mm (11 inches). The stage can be constructed using a combination of heights. A hirer would need to be given instruction by a Centre volunteer in the construction and dismantling of the stage. There will be an additional fee of £25 payable for use of stage or any part thereof.
Sound system: the hall’s permanent system with JVC speakers mounted high up in the 4 corners of the hall suffice for announcements and background music which can be played from the DVD/CD player sited in the small store room. Should the hirer wish to run recordings from his/her own device, the hirer would need to provide the appropriate connector: the inputs to the house amplifier are “phono” plugs.
Public Address: should a bigger sound system be required for use of professional entertainers, the Centre’s chair, Seamus Heffernan owns a PA hire company, Shamrock PA Hire – other PA hire companies are available
Lighting Rig: In April 2021, a new lighting gantry was erected from which is mounted. Units comprise 4 LED “Fusion” Spotlights, 4 LED Fusion 120 Moving Head Wash lights, all controllable from an Apple i-Pad. Users would need to be instructed in the use of the lighting system.
Projector: The Centre’s hall contains a wall mounted projector at one end and a retractable screen at the other. Laptops and other devices can be connected to the projector for custom displays. Users would need to be instructed in the use of the projector and screen. The £25 fee reflects the call-out of one of our volunteers that this would require.