I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Barony of: Corcomroe, Parish: Kilmanaheen & Cloony, Population: 1500
Location and Brief Description:
On the main road from Ennis to Lisdoonvarna (Ennis 16 mls., Lisdoonvarna 7 mls.) Ennistymon is cosily situated two miles east of Lahinch. Built in a valley, by the beautiful cascades of the river Inagh, and surrounded by hills and woods - fishing, boating, swimming and shooting being available - Ennistymon is a most attractive centre for tourists. Four hotels, three of which are licensed, and several boarding houses offer first class accommodation. Ennistymon has the distinction of being one of the best marketing towns in Munster.

Is there a Town Hall? Yes Location: Parliament St., Ennistymon

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description: Through the grounds of the well known Falls Hotel runs a most beautiful walking ground. The cascades, then the slowly moving Inagh river - where boating is so popular - the woods, the green fields and the Atlantic ocean in the distance present a most entrancing scene. This walk is open to the public.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
The water supply and sewerage system are good. They are both under the care of the Clare Board of Health. A new sewerage system was laid in 1940 at a cost of £7,500.

Public Services
Nearest station: Ennistymon
Distance: In the town
Bus? Yes (daily to and from Limerick)
Public lighting by—Electricity? Yes Gas?

Dance Hall Proprietor
Yes (Town Hall) Town Hall Committee
The Falls Hotel Mr. O’Regan

Cinemas and Theatres
Cinemas: At the Town Hall Pictures shown (nights): Tuesdays and Fridays
Theatre: At the Town Hall. A local dramatic co. and travelling cos. Kind of shows (Drama, Comedy &c.): Drama and Comedy

Public Libraries: Branch of the Clare Co. Council Library at the Town Hall
Private Lending Libraries: Miss May Byrnes, Parliament St., Ennistymon

Churches and Services
Churches Services (Sundays)
St. Michael’s, Ennistymon 8.30 and 11.00 a.m.
Lahinch Catholic Church 8.30 and 10.00 a.m.
Cloona Catholic Church 8.30 and 10.00 a.m.
Ennistymon C. of I. Church 10.00 a.m.

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: Main St., Ennistymon
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): Telegraph and Telephone

Munster and Leinster Bank
The National Bank

Sports and Photo Supplies
Sports Dealers: Roughans and Co., Main St., Ennistymon
Photographic Stores: Mr. Joseph Arthur, Church St.; Mr. McCarthy, Church St.; Mr. McCrotty, Main St.

Industries and Handcrafts
Industries: None only creamery

Schools and Colleges
Ennistymon C.B.S., Secondary and National
Ennistymon Convent of Mercy, Secondary and National

Ennistymon District Hospital

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets:
Weekly Market Day: Tuesday
Half-Holiday: Thursday

Garages and Petrol Stations
Hanrahan’s Garage, Lahinch Road
Mahony’s Garage, Station Road
McCrotty’s Garage, Ennis Road
Skerritt’s Garage, Lahinch Road (repairs only)

Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Motors (Touring):
Michael O’Loghlin, Station Rd., Ennistymon; George Roberts, Station Rd., Ennistymon; Peter Skeritt, Kilfenora Rd., Ennistymon; Victor Hynes, Glen Cree, Ennistymon
Boats (State type): Rowing boats and sailing boats from Mr. O’Regan, The Falls Hotel
Bicycles: Roughan’s and Co., Main St.; Skeritt’s Garage, Lahinch Rd.
Horses: John Nestor, Bogberry; Mr. O’Regan, The Falls Hotel. A waggonett with accommodation for ten is available at The Falls Hotel (drawn by two horses).

Camping Sites (At principal holiday resorts)
Location: Landowner:
On the grounds of The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon Mr. O’Regan, Falls Hotel
At the Rectory Mr. O’Dwyer, Ballingaddy

Local Improvements Committee: Parish Council (only) Secretary: Mr. O’Flynn, B.L.

Accomodation and Catering.
The Falls Hotel, 30 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Licensed.
Kerin’s Hotel, Main St., 10 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Licensed.
Murphy’s Hotel, Parliament St., 8 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Licensed.
Doherty’s Hotel, Main St., 5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Not Licensed.
Filan and Healy’s Hotel, Parliament St., 8 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Licensed.

Guest or Boarding Houses.
Haran’s, Main St., 3 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Licensed.
O’Dwyer’s, Main St., 3 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Mrs. Comerford, Main St., 3 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Licensed.
Mrs. Thomas Kilmartin, Church St., 2 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Licensed.
Mrs. McMahon, Church St., 4 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Licensed.
Mr. Pat McMahon, Church St., 3 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Licensed.
Mr. Anthony Keane, Parliament St., 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Licensed.
Mrs. Crawford, Main St., 3 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Licensed.
Mrs. Armstead, Bridge St., 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Not Licensed.

Restaurants and Cafés
Miss Maise Danaher, Main St.
Mr. Filan and Healy, Parliament St.

Date: 20/7/42
(Signed): James Henchy Surveyor.
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