Location and Brief Description:
Kildysert village is nicely situated on the Shannon Estuary
- 14¼ miles from Ennis, 17¾ from Kilrush - on the main
Coast Road between the above towns. A steamrolled road leads all the
way from Ennis to Cahircon, (two miles beyond the Kiladysert village).
There is nice scenery all the way from Ennis but particularly good between
the latter village and Labasheeda, where the Coast Road skirts the Shannon.
From Cahircon to Labasheeda the road is bad. Kildysert though clean,
lacks light and sewerage, still a pleasant holiday could be spent there
amidst a friendly people.
Is there a Town Hall? Yes Location:
In the village
Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description:
There is a football field near the village of standard dimensions
Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Water supply good. Sewerage carried away by flagged drains. As no
pipes are used the sewerage cannot be said to be satisfactory. Streets
are fairly clean.
Nearest station: Ennis
Distance: 14¼ miles
Public lighting by—Electricity? None Gas? None
Dance Hall: Yes Proprietor: Revd Fr Grace, P.P.
Private Lending Libraries: The County Council supply
Churches and Services
Church: Kildysert R.C. Church Services (Sundays):8.30
Location of Post Office: In centre of village
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): All three
Banks: Yes - The Munster & Leinster Bank
Sports and Photo Supplies
Sports Dealers: There is one house in village stocking cartridges,
and some fish tackle.
Photographic Stores: The local chemist stocks films.
Swimming Pools and Baths
Public Baths? In Shannon Location: Bathing can be
carried out in Shannon ¼ mile away.
Social Clubs, Cultural Societies, &c.
Social Clubs: Dramatic classes, Domestic Economy lessons,
Wood Working classes, Whist Drives and Travelling Show Productions
are carried on in the Parochial (or Town) Hall.
Industries and Handcrafts
Industries: There is a creamery in the village, but no other
Handcrafts or Cottage Industries (Give names of craftsmen, employer,
&c.): Technical classes are periodically held in the hall.
Important Public Buildings (Give
brief notes on architectural features)
The R. Catholic Church, a fairly neat unimposing looking gothic cruciform
building. No special architectural features.
“The Munster & Leinster Bank” of the usual type is
the best building in Kildysert village.
Schools and Colleges
Kildysert N.S., four teacher substantial school.
Gortglass N.S., two teacher, small and cold looking.
Effernan N.S., two teacher, nice school, location in a boggy country.
Inishloe Island N.S., one teacher island school - which I could not
Nearest Ennis - 14¼ distant
Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Jan 21st, Feb 20th, March 15th,
April 24th, May 22nd, July 15th, August 27th, Sept 23rd, Oct 24th,
Nov 15th, Dec 18th - no June fair.
Weekly Market Day: None
Garages and Petrol Stations
There are no garages for repairs. There are two petrol pumps.
Conveyances for Hire (Owners)
Motors (Touring): There are three hackney cars for hire.
Boats (State type): There are no row boats for hire. A motor
launch can be procured by telephone from Foynes - across the Shannon
Estuary - which would on short notice convey tourists on trips, or
across the Shannon to Co. Limerick.
Camping Sites (At
principal holiday resorts)
Location: Adequate camping facilities “Free”,
along the Shannon’s Banks Landowners: No objection
Local Improvements Committee: The Kildysert
Secretary: P McMahon, Esq., Chemist.