Pontoon, County Mayo

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Pontoon
Pont Abhann
Town
Pontoon is located in Ireland
Pontoon
Pontoon
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°58′25″N 9°12′42″W / 53.9736°N 9.2117°W / 53.9736; -9.2117Coordinates: 53°58′25″N 9°12′42″W / 53.9736°N 9.2117°W / 53.9736; -9.2117
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G205033

Pontoon (Irish: Pont Abhann 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.

Pontoon Bridge on the R310

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 45 km (28 mi) west of this location.

Healy's Hotel in Pontoon on the banks of Lough Cullin

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