|Amenities, General Iinformation
& Accommodation, Towns and Villages (Other
Location and Brief Description:
The little Irish-speaking village of Carrigaholt is very prettily situated
on a fine Bay at the mouth of the river Shannon - 3 mls. E. of Cross
village, 6 mls. N.-E. of Kilbaha and 7 mls. S.-W. of Kilkee. The beauty
of the surroundings is much enchanced by the picturesque situation of
the castle - overlooking the lordly River and raising its ivied battlements
above the rook-crowded trees. The village affords reasonably good accommodation
and has several pubs and groceries, but it is to be regretted that there
are many unsightly buildings - roofless etc. - which create a very bad
impression to visitors, and therefore ought to be levelled.
Description of beach (? Length, sandy, shingle,
safe, currents, &c.):
The Bay of Carrigaholt fronting the village is mostly shingle, with
an occasional small sandy stretch. Half-way between the village and
the Irish college, there is a sandy beach of about 200 yds. in length
- which is the most popular bathing place. Bathing is very safe and
currents are very far out.
Public right of way to beach or swimming places?
Yes - to piers off the village.
Bathing, swimming and diving facilities. State if mixed
bathing allowed, and quote bye-laws (if any) relating to bathing places.
Include swimming pools, bathing boxes, surf-riding, &c.
Bathing is carried on from the pier nearest village, southwards to
the Irish college (about one ml. in length). Swimming is available
also along this stretch. Diving facilities off the two piers. Mixed
bathing is allowed. No bye-laws. No swimming pools, bathing boxes
|Parking place for cars? Yes
|Life-saving corps? No
||Beach attendant? No
|Swimming Club? No
|Sea water baths? No
Boats (type) available for pleasure trips? Curraghs
Dance Halls and Names of Proprietors:
||Mr. John Collins
||Fr. Cleary, P.P.
Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
There is one pump under care of the Clare B.O.H. No reservoir. The
water is mainly drawn from spring wells. There is no sewerage system.
Nearest Station: Kilkee
Distance: 7 miles
Bus Service? On week-ends only
Public lighting by—Electricity? No Gas?
Cinemas and Theatres
Cinemas: Pictures are sometimes shown in Collins’s
Hall by the Kilkee Cinema.
Theatre: Travelling shows at Collins’s and Parochial
Kind of shows (Drama, Comedy &c.): Comedy and Drama
Private Lending Libraries: Collins’s
Churches and Services
Church: R.C. Church
Location of Post Office:
In the village
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): M.O.’s, Telegraph
Schools and Colleges
Carrigaholt Irish College
Carrigaholt National School
Conveyances for Hire
Boats (State type): Curraghs
- Mr. Hedderman
Guest or Boarding Houses
Burton Arms (Miss Behan), 5 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Lavatory, 3
Public Rooms, Licensed. Good accommodation and catering. (Wireless).
Mrs. Collins, 3 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Lavatory, 1 Public Room,
Not Licensed. Very good catering and good accommodation. (Wireless).
Mr. O’Dwyer (House to rent monthly or for season), 4 Guest Bedrooms,
No Baths, No Lavatory, 1 Public Room, Not Licensed. (Four rooms and
(Signed): James Henchy Surveyor.