|Amenities, General Iinformation
& Accommodation, Towns
and Villages (Other
Moyarta, Parish: Kilrush,
Location and Brief Description:
Kilrush, the principal seaport town in Clare is situated
on the estuary of the River Shannon - 8 mls. S.-E. of the seaside resort
Kilkee 5 mls. S.-W. of Cooraclare village and 19 mls. E. and slightly
N. of the famous Loop-Head. It is the 2nd largest town in Clare, with
the distinction of having Ireland’s 2nd widest street - Francis
St. Steam boats are regularly plying between Kilrush and Limerick and
the town is the chief market centre for S.-W. Clare. The town is admirably
situated mid river, wood and hills, but there are some very bad houses
in the main streets.
Is there a Town Hall? Yes
Location: Market Square,
Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description: Gaelic-football
pitch, golf course and tennis courts.
Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Both sewerage system and water supply were laid in 1930. The water is
pumped through a reservoir. Both schemes are good and under the care
of Kilrush U.D.C.
Nearest station: Francis St., Kilrush
Bus? Yes, Henry St.
Public lighting by—Electricity? Yes, E.S.B. Gas?
||Mr. Nolan, Francis St., Kilrush
Cinemas and Theatres
Cinemas: Mr. Tubridy, C.E., Kilrush. Pictures shown (nights):
Public Libraries: Branch of the Clare County Library
Private Lending Libraries: Two
Churches and Services
||8.00 a.m., 10.00 a.m., and 11.30 a.m.
|Church of Ireland
Location of Post Office: Moore St., Kilrush
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): All business transacted.
Banks: Bank of Ireland; Provincial; M. National
Sports and Photo Supplies
Sports Dealers: Chemists
Photographic Stores: J.C. & Doyle, Henry St., Chemists.
Social Clubs, Cultural Societies, &c.
Social Clubs: The Toler St. Club; Labour Hall; Temperance Hall.
Industries and Handcrafts
Flour and meal industry (M. Glynn & Sons) (an employer of
The Irish Marine Products Ltd. (Feeding Meals are manufactured from
Sea-weed.) (30 Employed). A Carrageen industry is in its infancy.
Doherty’s Timber Mills.
The West Clare Central Creamery.
Public Monuments (Brief
description; inscription to be quoted)
A public monument to the Manchester martyrs – Allen, Larkin and
O’Brien stands in the square. On a stone base four round stone
pillars are erected, each crowned by a stone capping decorated with
enterlacings and supporting a semi-circular stone arch. Four marble
panels are fitted between the pillars.
Important Public Buildings (Give
brief notes on architectural features)
The Kilrush R.C. Church is a fine specimen of Romanesque architecture,
built in cut stone. The doorway to a beautiful example and is in four
orders decorated with roundels. The ancient window of Kilimer Church
ruin - with inclining jambs and round head inside and outside - is fitted
into the tower of the church. It dates from the 9th Century. The Romanesque
Chancel window is fitted
Schools and Colleges
Christian Bros. Secondary and National
Kilrush National School
Convent Secondary School
Kilrush District Hospital
Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Cattle and pig fairs each month.
Four horse fairs in the year.
Weekly Market Day: Saturday
Garages and Petrol Stations
A. Ryan & Sons, Henry St.;
T.J. Reidy, Henry St.;
Michael O’Shea, Francis St.
Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Motors (Touring): G. Griffin, 8 Nagle Terrace; J. Clune, Moore
St.; A. McNamara, Burton St.; & Garage proprietors named above.
Boats (State type): Glynn’s steam boat plys between Kilrush
and Limerick (passengers are brought free by permission of Mr. Glynn).
This is very convenient for holiday makers in summer, who can get to
Kilrush as above from Limerick, and Kilkee is only 8 mls. from Kilrush.
Camping Sites (At principal
|Cappa (by the Shannon)
||Dept. of Forestry
Local Improvements Committee:
Kilrush U.D.C. Secretary: James Clancy
William’s Hotel Francis St. 13 Guest Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 3 Flush
Lavatory’s, 3 Public Rooms, Licensed. Excellent
Guest or Boarding Houses
Rush's , Francis St., 2 Double Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Flush Lavatory,
2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Very good catering and accommodation.
Miss Carey, Francis St., 1 Double Guest Bedroom, No Bathrooms, 1 Flush
Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Fairly good house.
Miss Brew, The Square, 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, 1 Flush Lavatory,
2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Good catering etc.
Miss Carmody, The Square, 3 Guest Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, 1 Flush Lavatory,
2 Public Rooms, Licensed. Good catering etc.
Lynch’s, Moore St. 7 Guest Bedrooms 1 Bath, 1 Flush Lavatory,
2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Very Good Accommodation and Catering
Mrs. Walsh, Moore St. 4 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Flush Lavatory, 2
Public Rooms, Licensed. Fairly decent and Catering
Miss Fennell, Henry St. 3 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Flush Lavatory,
2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Very Good House
Miss Corry, Henry St. 3 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Flush Lavatory, 2
Public Rooms, Licensed. Very Good House
Mr. Stephen O’Dea, Henry St. 5 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Flush
Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Good House
Mrs. Madigan, Vandeleur St. 4 Guest Bedrooms, Nil Baths, 1 Lavatory
(not flush), 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Very Good Catering
Miss Howard, Vandeleur St. 5 Guest Bedrooms, Nil Baths, 1 Lavatory (not
flush), 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Fairly Good Catering
Restaurants and Cafes
Lynch's, Moore St.
Rush's, Francis St.,
Miss Fennell, Hensy St.,
Miss Carmody, The Square,
Miss Brew, The Square.
(Signed): James Henchy