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This venue was first established in 1958 but performance really came to the forefront when current owner Sam McNicholl's parents took ownership, changing its name to Connolly's of Leap. It quickly gathered a cult following, with artists such as John Martyn, The Pale, Something Happens and Donal Lunny performing. The iconic hammers that serve as the stage's backdrop once belonged to Pink Floyd; they were "borrowed" from their rehearsal space by Irish musician Glen Hansard who brought them to Leap as a gift. Today, Connolly's still attracts big name acts and talented local performers, and has taken the step into gastronomy with a new wood-fired pizza oven.

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