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
Nearest station: In village
Public lighting by—Electricity? None Gas?
Churches and Services
Location of Post Office:
||8.30 and 11.00 a.m.
|R.C. Sixmile Bridge. Small Church in Limerick Diocese - Parish
|| 9.30 a.m.
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
Camping Sites (At principal
Location: There are sites along the roadsides, or in the
woods providing adequate free camping places for all.
Landowner: There is no objection by any landowner to the sites
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.