I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Amenities, General Information & Accommodation, Towns and Villages (Other than seaside)


Barony of: Tulla, Parish: Ballina, Population: 230
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.

Public Services
Nearest station: Birdhill
Distance: 2 miles
Bus? Adjacent to Killaloe service and also to the Dublin - Limerick route
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

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: No. Killaloe Post Office is only very short distance

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
National School

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Fairs are held on the 10th Feb and 24th March
Weekly Market Day: No
Half-Holiday: Wednesday

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 road.
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.

Date: 25/9/42
(Signed): Michael A. Vaughan Surveyor.
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