|Amenities, General Iinformation
& Accommodation, Towns and Villages (Other
Bunratty, Parish: Doora,
Location and Brief Description:
Doora parish includes the sub parish of Barefield. It has no village
or town except the small cluster of houses called Barefield. It runs
from, (and includes) Ardsollus Railway Station, to the Ennis urban boundary,
and meets Crusheen and Quin parishes. Its only industry is agriculture.
It is a very undulating parish, and its good and bad land is just as
much mixed as its contour.
Public lighting by—Electricity? None Gas? None
Churches and Services
|Barefield R.C. Church
|Doora R.C. Church
Location of Post Office: In village of Barefield
Public Monuments (Brief description;
inscription to be quoted)
Barefield R.C. Church is a modern cut stone structure, rather small
and dark, has an organ gallery and nice altar.
Doora R.C. Church, “Cruciform”, very neat and clean, nicely
walled in new cemetery in the grounds.
Important Public Buildings (Give
brief notes on architectural features)
The Co. Clare Lunatic Asylum, a massive cut stone building with a beautiful
new re-inforced concrete chapel, hospital, and other buildings, houses
354 males, 260 females and a staff of 80 = Total 694 persons. There
are 115 acres in the farms and grounds, 45 acres under tillage, a herd
of cattle and pigs. The new electric therapeutic treatment installed
is facilitating the cures. This building is beautifully kept, and nearly
Schools and Colleges
Doora N.S. - A neat, very small school, with two lady teachers.
Barefield N.S. - A substantial, fairly new, four teacher school.
Knocknane N.S. - A small, fair conditioned school.
Nearest Ennis - 4 miles distant
Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: None
Weekly Market Day: None
Camping sites (At
principal holiday resorts)
Location: No objection to camping along the waste spaces in
There are no hotels, guest or boarding houses, restaurants or cafés
in Doora parish.
The only village is Barefield with a population of about 25. This village
consists of two public houses, chapel, P. Office (letters only), N.
School and dispensary with a few other scattered houses.
|Date: July 29th, 1943.
(Signed): Ralph Lucas Surveyor.