General Information & Accommodation, Towns and Villages (Other
Tulla, Parish: Ballina,
Location and Brief Description
Ballina is a small village situated just across the bridge of Killaloe
and is sixteen miles south from Nenagh and fourteen N. from Limerick.
It is nicely situated overlooking the Shannon and Lough Derg with the
Arra mountains at its back and facing the Shannon.
Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
The water supply is good but there is no public sewerage scheme.
Nearest station: Birdhill
Distance: 2 miles
Bus? Adjacent to Killaloe service and also to the Dublin -
Public lighting by—Electricity? Gas? No
Public Libraries: County Council Library in National School
Churches and Services
|Church: Roman Catholic
Services (Sundays): 9.30
and 12 o’clock
Location of Post Office: No. Killaloe Post Office is only very
Industries and Handcrafts
Industries: Ballina Creamery
Public Monuments (Brief description;
inscription to be quoted)
Just about 300 yards outside village on the Birdhill road a stone monument
has been erected to mark the location of Friars Island now submerged
as a result of the Shannon Scheme. It is about 8 ft square.
Schools and Colleges
Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Fairs are held on the 10th Feb and
Weekly Market Day: No
Garages and Petrol Stations
McKeoghs and Sons, Main St.
Accommodation and Catering
Fort Henry, 15 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Licensed. A fine hotel situated
on the banks of the Shannon about a mile from Ballina on the Birdhill
Lakeside Hotel, 15 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Licensed. Situated just across
Killaloe Bridge and is a very good hotel.
Guest or Boarding Houses
Only the above.
(Signed): Michael A. Vaughan