Location and Brief Description:
There is no village in Kilfidane parish. The scattered hamlets of Cranny
and Coolmeen are the nearest approach to that name. Cranny has a R.C.
Church, C.C. residence, school, creamery, two licensed houses. Coolmeen
has a R.C. Church, presbytery, school, one licensed house. There are
post offices - (no M.O., Telephone or Telegraph) in both places and
a few other very scattered houses. The parish is sandwiched in between
Kiladysert and Kilmurry east and west and runs V shaped from Kilmihil
to the Shannon. The byeroads are hilly and the worst surfaced
Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description:
No park or gardens. There is a standard size football field near Cranny,
with a fair surface.
Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Parish wells supply good water. No sewerage system installed - none
Nearest station: Kilrush
Bus? Two miles distant
Public lighting by—Electricity? None Gas?
Churches and Services
||8.30, 11.00 a.m.
Location of Post Office: Near Cranny and Coolmeen villages
- letters only
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): No M.O., Telegraph,
Swimming Pools and Baths
Swimming Pool? None Location: Bathing is available
Social Clubs, Cultural Societies, &c.
Social Clubs: There is a parish council - no club.
Industries and Handcrafts
Industries: The only industry - outside of farming is “a
Dairy Disposals Creamery” at Cranny which trades in poultry
and eggs - an addition to milk.
Important Public Buildings
(Give brief notes on architectural features)
R.C. Church at Cranny - a small, primitive looking church - nave only.
R.C. Church at Coolmeen - cruciform, well lighted, clean, two gallery,
neat altar, tarpaulined floor, seats.
Schools and Colleges
Coolmeen N.S. dilapidated and dark - under repairs, two teachers.
Cranny N.S. a neat three teacher school.
Ennis 17 miles
Kilrush 14 miles
Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: None
Weekly Market Day: None
Conveyances for Hire (Owner):
Motors (Touring): Two hackneys
Camping Sites (At principal holiday
Location: In any part of the Parish “Free”. Landowner:
Local Improvements Committee: There is a Parish Council which
makes no improvements.
Secretary: The N. teacher.
Guest or Boarding Houses
Miss Shannon, 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Dry Lavatory, 1 Public
Room, Licensed. This licensed house has very little accommodation.
The house is clean, and the proprietress never refuses the
wayfarer a meal, or lodgings. I believe she would make a couple of
tourists comfortable. However, “as I have not sampled her wares”
I cannot speak from experience.
Restaurants and Cafés
Miss Shannon would give dinners and teas.