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|Pigot's Directory, 1824|
Part 3: Kilrush: Description
Kilrush, in the county of Clare, is distant one hundred and thirty-six miles south-west of Dublin, ninety two north-west of Cork, forty-two west of Limerick, eighteen south-west of Ennis, and fourteen south of Milltown. It is a small modern town on the banks of the river Shannon, and its harbour is excellent, possessing every local advantage at a distance of about fourteen miles from the sea. The church is a neat structure, and the Roman Catholic chapel is a large substantial building. Here is also a chapel of the Protestant dissenters. The establishment of most notice, is the Kilrush Bathing Hotel, which, for situation, elegance and accommodation, may vie with any in this or the sister kingdom. The market house is situated in the centre of the town, and adds much to its appearance. The court house is an ancient unadorned building, in which are held the sessions in May and October, and the petty sessions once a week. The market is well supplied on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fairs are held on the 10th of May, and the 12th of October.