A BRAND NEW club with its roots deep in the local fabric of the town is about to launch in Letterkenny this weekend.
It has been a well-kept secret for the locals since the early 90s on the club circuit. Winding back the clock people will remember the old Central Club with its round bar in the middle of the floor and all its nooks and crannies.
DJ Marty Curran blasting out the party anthems every Tuesday night for the local workers, a big hit for Unfi people at the time. People will remember the late Frank McCarron playing out the party hits on a Saturday night. Local DJs PK and Marty Clampet brought their Monday club from the old Downtown to the Central Club back at the tail end of the 90s. Rock, punk and ska being the order of the day.
We jump forward to 2001 and local resident DJ, Kevin McDaid takes up the reins on the Monday nights, the beginnings of Monday Madness. We caught up with Kevin to get a few words.
‘A great night for weekend workers, revellers still on the go from Sunday night always seem to make an appearance,” he said.
“Monday night is something I still look forward to, I wonder where the last 15 years have disappeared to, they have always been a great bit of craic, and many special nights were held upstairs, loads of familiar faces. Bar staff from Blakes, McGinleys, Voodoo and the Glencar Inn always make it a great night. We always seem to get people from all sporting corners, GAA teams, dart teams, local soccer and rugby teams out celebrating whatever triumph they had accomplished over the weekend.
“It has always had an up for it crowd. We moved downstairs a while back but I am very excited about moving back upstairs to the re-fitted club, No.58. It is really well finished with its new lights, sound and décor, I am looking forward to rocking it out upstairs again. Doors open at 12 and it’s still free entry on a Monday night so join us if you can.”
This weekend sees the launch of No. 58 with a fully loaded line-up. Friday night this week is the launch of Dj Macs Club Classic night. Tunes from the 90s and 00s will have you busting a move to grooves this weekend. Get your shouts in to the DJ box as he stimulates a few memories. Doors open at 11:00pm.
Saturday night is the official launch of no.58. Doors open at 11pm. Join us for a great night, the first 30 ladies can look forward to a complimentary champagne and strawberry reception. Come and enjoy comfortable surroundings, good music and a rocking atmosphere. Expect plenty of festive cheer with everyone out celebrating the Christmas season.
Why not try one of our tasty cocktails, craft beers or specially selected gins or wines? Ladies you can order Prosecco by the glass or if you are in a group why not order it by the bottle! For anyone having a celebration we recommend a bottle of Champagne.
The Christmas season at No.58 will have something for everyone. Other highlights include the annual St Stephens night with local legend DJ Daithi. This night has become a bit of an institution and is thee hotspot on St. Stephens night. Expect an eclectic selection from the maestro himself. Monday madness continues on the 28th and we will have a special New Year’s Eve Ball on Thursday December 31st. Doors Open at 10:00pm more information soon.
Check out No.58 on New Year’s Night. Resolution – a band new night on the Clubbing Calendar. Expect a rocking night for all local revellers. Join a trio of DJS – Mr. Milstick, Raymus4 & Kilo Mike for the first party night of 2016.
We caught up with club manager Mark Blaney. ‘We would like first of all to thank everyone who has supported us down through the years, this is an exciting new chapter for the Central, No. 58 looks great upstairs and we are looking forward to the Christmas/New Year season and indeed 2016. From all the Central staff and management we would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.’
Christmas & New Year’s Schedule at No.58 the Central Bar Letterkenny
Friday 18th December 11:00pm – Club Classic Night – DJ Mac
Saturday 19th December 11:00pm – Official Opening – DJ Brian
Monday 21st December 12 Midnight – Monday Madness – DJ Kevin McDaid
Saturday 26th December 11:00pm – St Stephens Night Special with DJ Daithi
Sunday 27th December 11:00pm –Party Anthems with Resident DJ
Monday 27th December 12 Midnight – Monday Madness – DJ Kevin McDaid
Thursday 31st December 10:00pm – New Year’s Ball – DJ Brian
Friday 1st January 11:00pm – Resolution Club Night – Djs Mr. Milstick, Raymus4 & Kilo Mike
Saturday 2nd January 11:00pm – Saturday Night, Party Night – Resident DJ
Monday 4th January 12:00 Mid – Monday Madness – Christmas Finally Party