|Amenities, General Iinformation
& Accommodation, Seaside Resorts
Moyarta, Parish: Kilkee,
Location and Brief Description:
one of the most attractive of the many sea-side resorts round the coast
of Ireland, is situated on the W. coast of Clare - 6 mls. S.-W. of Doonbeg
village, seven N.-E. of Carrigaholt and eight miles N.-W. of Kilrush.
Built round a semi-circular bay which is guarded on either side by low
cliffs. Kilkee, with its variety of bathing places and cliff scenery,
and the numerous games and recreations, is a holiday centre ideal to
the seeker of health and pleasure. It has first class hotel and boarding
house accommodation and good garage service. The town is very much in
need of a public lavatory.
Description of beach (? Length, sandy, shingle, safe,
A crescent of beautiful strand stretches right in front of the town.
It is about ¾ of a mile long and ¼ ml. in width when
the tide is fully out. It is protected from the fury of the ocean
by the long reef of Duggerna rocks to the W. and by eastern and western
cliffs. It is very safe.
Public right of way to beach or swimming places?
Bathing, swimming and diving facilities. State if mixed
bathing allowed, and quote bye-laws (if any) relating to bathing places.
Include swimming pools, bathing boxes, surf-riding, &c.
Bathing and swimming off the "strand". Bye-laws - no mixed
bathing. To the right of strand for women, to the left (looking out)
for men. Full bathing costume must be worn. Diving and swimming at
"NEW FOUND OUT" (west end). Two diving boards provided.
Mixed bathing allowed here. Bye-laws - full bathing costumes to be
worn diving and swimming at "Edmonds Pt." - (west end).
Diving off rocks. Bye-laws - no bathing allowed after 9.00 a.m. (too
public)."THE POLLACK HOLES" off the west end are natural
swimming pools where diving is available off the rocks. The water
in these pools is changed by every tide.
|Parking place for cars? Yes
||Charge? No charge
|Life-saving corps? Yes
||Beach attendant? Yes
|Swimming Club? Yes
||Secretary: Mr. Martin Marrino
|Sea water baths? Yes and also sea-weed
||Proprietor: Mr. J.J. Purtill.
Boats (type) available for pleasure trips?
Amusement Park and Games provided: In
normal times there is an amusement park provided at the east end.
Dance Halls and names of Proprietors:
||Mr. Charles Fitzgerald
|Marine Hotel Ball Room
||Mr. Dan Falvey
Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description:
The Sand Park, The Strand and The Commonage along the east-end cliffs
where beautiful cliff scenery is available found.
Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Good water supply and sewerage system are provided.
Nearest station: Kilkee
Distance: In town
Bus Service? Yes
Public lighting by—Electricity? Yes Gas? No
Cinemas and Theatres
Cinemas: Olympia Pictures shown (nights): Nightly
Theatre: Moores Hall Kind of shows (Drama, Comedy &c.):
Drama and Comedy
Public Libraries: Branch of the Clare Co. Library
during winter only.
Private Lending Libraries: Yes - three
Churches and Services
||From 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. (every hour)
|Church of Ireland
Location of Post Office: In the Circular Road - all business.
Banks: Provincial Bank and The National Bank (both in O’Curry
St.) Sports and Photo Supplies, &c.
Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Fairs monthly, except in Sept. and
December. Markets on second Tuesday of each month.
Weekly Market Day: Thursday
|(The Commonage, East End.)
||Jim Foren, Kilkee, agent
Local Improvements Committee:
Secretary: Mr. Martin O’Gorman
Atlantic, Queen street—John Fitzgerald, proprietor
Moore’s, Wellington square—Col Tufnell Oakes, J P, prop
O’Donnell’s, Victoria terrace—Mrs Anne O’Donnell,
Railway, Queen street—Patk Reidy, proprietor
Royal Marine—Jno Falvey, prop
Stella Maris—Peter L’Estrange, proprietor
Temperance, Francis street—H Sampey, proprietor
West End, West end terrace—Col Tufnell Oakes, J P, prop
(Signed): James Henchy