I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Barony of: Moyarta, Parish: Kilballyowen, Population: 120
Location and Brief Description:
Situated on the Loop-Head Peninsula - 3 mls. W. of Carrigaholt and 10 mls. S.-W. of Kilkee - Cross may boast of being the nearest Clare village to America. It consists of a R.C. Church, a school, a P.O., two licensed premises and several private dwellings, which, with a few exceptions, are thatched single storey houses.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Water is used from spring wells. There is one pump only in care of Clare Board of Health - no reservoir. No sewerage system.

Public Services
Nearest station: Kilkee
Distance: 10 mls.
Bus? Every Saturday only
Public lighting by—Electricity? No Gas? No

Churches and Services
Church: R. C. Church Services (Sundays):10.30 a.m.

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: In the village
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): No Telegraph or Telephone business. Postal Order and stamps only.

Important Public Buildings (Give brief notes on architectural features)
The little church in the village is of gothic architecture.

Schools and Colleges
Cross National School

Camping Sites (At principal holiday resorts)

Location Landowner
At Kilbaha (4 mls. S.W. of Cross) Mr. Haeir
On the commonage.  
Loop Head (7 mls. W. of Cross)  

Haeir’s, Kilbaha.
NOTE: This is a beautiful licensed hotel, prettily situated at Kilbaha by the Shannon. No guests are kept here, but it is a noted house for tea parties. Large parties spend the evening at Haeirs - where free dancing is available in the spacious Ballroom. Table tennis is also provided. Meals are given. Bathing and diving facilities just in front of hotel.

Guest or Boarding Houses
Mr. Cusack, Cross: 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Flush Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Licensed. Good catering and accommodation.

Restaurants and Cafés
Haeirs Hotel, Kilbaha.

Date: 14/9/43
(Signed): James Henchy Surveyor.
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