LAUREL and HARDY in DUBLIN

Laurel & Hardy in Dublin

DUBLIN OLYMPIA THEATRE
O'Connell Street
(working theatre 2014)

Our comedy heroes - Laurel and Hardy - came to Dublin twice.
They played TWO weeks at the Olympia Theatre - in May 1952,
and stayed at the Gresham Hotel - both on O'Connell Street.

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ROYAL MARINE HOTEL DUBLIN

ROYAL MARINE HOTEL
Dun Laoghaire
(working hotel - 2009)

(With thanks to the Royal Marine Hotel for the photo)

Laurel & Hardy in Dublin

ROYAL MARINE HOTEL
Laurel and Hardy
(September 1953)

(from the Marriot Archives)

In 1953 Stan and Babe's stay at the Royal Marine Hotel, in Dun Laoghaire, Southern Ireland,
was considerably longer, but their time spent at the Olympia was considerably shorter.
Thirty three nights at the hotel, between September and October, was rounded off by just a one-night
Charity Performance at the theatre. Just why, is fully covered in the book.

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LAUREL AND HARDY IN DUBLIN

While staying at the Royal Marine Hotel, Stan and Ollie managed to get themselves
invited to a wedding, where these two bridesmaids above had the thrill of their lives.

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LAUREL AND HARDY IN DUBLIN 2

Above we see the Boys handing over a cheque to Little Willie O'Reilly,
who was the mascot for the local Polio Fund.

To find out the full story of Laurel and Hardy in DUBLIN,
buy a copy of the book via the BRITISH TOURS link below:

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