I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Barony of: Bunratty, Parish: Cratloe, Population: 45
Location and Brief Description:
Cratloe village consists of some very scattered houses, including railway station, R.C. Church, school, Post Office, non-licensed shop, and Presbytery.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Good water is plentiful, presumably all from wells. Owing to scattered nature of houses there is no necessity for a sewerage system, and none exists.

Public Services
Nearest station: In village
Bus? Yes
Public lighting by—Electricity? None Gas? None

Churches and Services
Church: Services (Sundays)
R.C. Cratloe. 8.30 and 11.00 a.m.
R.C. Sixmile Bridge. Small Church in Limerick Diocese - Parish Cratloe 9.30 a.m.

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: In village
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): Not a M.O., Telegraph or Telephone office nearest S. Milebridge - 4 miles distant.

Important Public Buildings (Give brief notes on architectural features)
There are no important public buildings. The R.C. Church (150 years old) is small, very neat and cosy. The R.C. Church, Sixmilebridge, Limerick Diocese will accommodate about 80 persons – both gothic architecture – NOTE: The latter church is not to be confused with the S. Milebridge, Killaloe Diocese Church.

Schools and Colleges
There is only one National School in Cratloe Parish. This is a four teacher school with on average attendance of 94 pupils. This school is in poor condition.

Limerick City or Ennis - about seven and sixteen miles respectively.

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: None
Weekly Market Day: None
Half-Holiday: Wednesday

Camping Sites (At principal holiday resorts)
Location: There are sites along the roadsides, or in the woods providing adequate free camping places for all.
There is no objection by any landowner to the sites mentioned.

Accommodation and Catering
There are no hotels, boarding houses or restaurants in Cratloe village or parish. The Parish Priest assured me there is no need for such at the present time, though he believes if the necessity ever arose - which is doubtful - his parishioners would respond to the demand. Limerick city is only six miles distant.

Date: July 14th, 1943
(Signed): Ralph Lucas Surveyor.
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