Hilary Orpen puts on her roller skates to try some roller disco dancing in this 'Youngline' feature from 1 November 1979.

The 70s roller craze had seen the opening of two new venues in the Dublin area that summer. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, the Olympic Ballroom in Dublin city-centre was transformed into the Olympic Roller Drome while the Laurel Park catered for roller disco fans in Bray, Co. Wicklow. 

Hilary Orpen
Hilary Orpen in 1979