Like many of villages in rural Ireland, Stoneyford was facing its demise in the late 1960’s. Arising out of this sad fact the people of Stoneyford formed The Stoneyford Development Association in 1970. The purpose of the association was to develop a focus in the village which would cater for all. It was decided to build a Community Centre with outdoor playing facilities for young and old i.e. a playing pitch, a running track, a Children’s Play Area etc. Eventually, following years of effort, work began on the construction of the community hall. The work was mainly done on a voluntary basis and the Hall and Pitch were opened in 1990.
Since then the hall has been the focus of community activity with Bingo, Drama, Fit Club, Indoor Soccer, Computer Classes etc. In the early years it was the home of the local Foroige club who went on to win many national awards during the 90’s. At this time Badminton was a very popular sport in the hall and was played by many members of the local community.
In recent years the hall has been refurbished to a very high standard. It now contains theatre, a full cinema room, meeting halls, office space, Cafeteria and more. The hall also became the home of a thriving local drama group, Stage Door which caters for a large number of children from the ages 4 to 16 from both Stoneyford and its neighbouring parishes.