I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Connolly

Barony of: Islands, Parish: Kilmaley, Inch & Connolly, Population: 40
Location and Brief Description:
Kilmaley parish comprises three churches, five N. Schools, a doctor’s residence, creamery, two licensed houses, two post offices - no telephone or telegraph. Two other small shops. Connolly is the only hamlet in this extensive parish. It has a Gardá Barracks, with telephone which has no connection with adjoining P.O. There are a R.C. Church, N. School, teachers residence, pub, and a few other houses. Kilmaley has a church, two curate residence, presbetary, creamery and M.O. Post Office. Inch has a R.C. Church and N. School. Connolly is 9 miles from Ennis, Kilmaley 6 from Ennis and Inch 4 miles from Ennis.

Public Services
Nearest station: Ennis
Distance: Kilmaley 6 miles, Connolly 9 miles, Inch 4 miles
Bus? None
Public lighting by—Electricity? None Gas? None

Churches and Services

Church: Services (Sundays):
Connolly R.C. Church 11.00 O.T.
Kilmaley R.C. Church 8.30 and 11.00 O.T.
Inch R.C. Church 10.00 O.T.

There are 2208 R. Catholics at present in parish - only 2 non Catholics.
In 1838 there were 5165 Catholics in parish - only 35 non Catholics.

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: A letter office at Connolly. A letter and M.O. office Kilmaley.
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): No Telephone etc. M.O. office at Kilmaley.

Important Public Buildings (Give brief notes on architectural features)
Kilmaley R.C. Church - a large, cruciform, well lighted gothic 100 year building. Very neat, and exceptionally wide on the inside. Not neat looking on outside. A triangular yard (with three entrance gates) enclose this palm tree surrounded church.
Connolly R.C. Church - a nice, cut stone, bright church.
Inch R.C. Church - a nice, cut stone, bright church.

Hospitals
Nearest Ennis - 4 miles from Inch, 6 miles from Kilmaley, 9 miles from Connolly.

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: None - Connolly had a fair which lapsed some years ago. No planning for revival.
Weekly Market Day: None
Half-Holiday: Wednesday

Accommodation
Remarks
No hotels, guest, boarding houses, or restaurants, exist in above parish. There are two licensed houses - one in Connolly, another in Lisroe, and a couple of small shops.
None of above premises cater in any way for tourists at the present time. There is no post war planning. There is really nothing to attract tourists to this parish.

Date: August 12th, 1943
(Signed): Ralph Lucas Surveyor.
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