I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Lisdoonvarna

Barony of: Corcomroe, Parish: Killeany, Kilmoon & Killilagh, Population: 450
Location and Brief Description:
A summer resort of great fame, Lisdoonvarna is situated on the river Aille almost in the centre of the Killilagh parish 23 miles N.W. of Ennis, 7 miles N. of Ennistymon, and 10 S.W. of Ballyvaughan. Surrounded by treeless upland and moors, Lisdoonvarna, called the queen of Spas, so famous for its mineral waters, has an attraction not only for the sufferers from rheumatism etc., but also for the young and seekers of pleasure. Its beautiful, up-to-date hotels where dances are held several nights weekly. Its tennis courts and beautiful park all help in making a real holiday.

Is there a Town Hall? Yes Location: In the park grounds

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description: The park is very conveniently situated in the town. It has an area of about 30 acres, through which circles a beautiful walk at times shaded by trees and at times wide open to the elements. You may rest on the seats which are provided throughout the park, enjoy a game of tennis or if feeling thirsty you may have a glass of sulphur or iron water at the Twin Wells.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage: The water supply and sewerage system are under the care of the Clare Board of Health.

Public Services
Nearest Station: Ennistymon
Distance: 7 miles
Bus? Yes
Public Lighting by—Electricity? Yes Gas?

Dancing
Dance Hall Proprietor
The Pavilion The Spa Wells Trust Co
The Royal Spa Hotel Miss Maguire
Thomond House Miss Guthrie

Libraries
Public Libraries: Branch of the Clare Co. Council Library during winter months only.
Private Lending Libraries: O Loghlin’s Hotel and Glenbourne Hotel.

Churches and Services
Churches Services (Sundays)
Catholic Church 8.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
During summer months mass may be heard from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
Church of Ireland 3.30 p.m.

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: North of the town, near the Catholic Church
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): M.O.’s, Telegraph and Telephone

Swimming Pools and Baths
Public Baths? Sulphur baths hot and cold. The Needle Bath, Electric Bath and the Schnee Bath.
Location: At Gowlawn, south of town.

Important Public Buildings (Give brief notes on architectural features)
The Catholic Church is a very fine cut stone building in the Gothic style. There are ten altars in it.

Schools and Colleges
The National School Lisdoonvarna

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: None
Weekly Market Day: None Half-Holiday:
Wednesday

Garages and Petrol Stations
Mr. Paul Burke

Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Motors (Touring): Stephen Flaherty, Lisdoonvarna; Thomas Petty, Lisdoonvarna; Michael Sammon, Lisdoonvarna; Ml. Collins, Lisdoonvarna; John Sheedy, Lisdoonvarna; Vincent Conlon, Lisdoonvarna; John McKeen, Lisdoonvarna.
Caravans: A wagonette owned by Michael Williams
Horses: Mr. Williams, Mr. Moloney, Mr. Finn, Mr. Considine, Mr. Dennis Moloney.

Camping Sites (At principal holiday resorts)
Location: On pavilion grounds Landowner: The Wells Committee

Local Improvements Committee:
The Spa Wells Committee Secretary: Mr. Chambers

Accommodation and Catering
Hotels

Ballinlacken Castle Hotel, 10 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Licensed.
Imperial Hotel, 55 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Licensed.
Lynch’s Hotel, 27 Bedrooms, 21 Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Royal Spa, 28 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Licensed.
Bellevue, 12 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Licensed.
Glenbourne, 31 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Licensed.
Kincora, 40 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Licensed.
Ravine, 15 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Not Licensed.

Guest or Boarding Houses
Eagle House, 6 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Not Licensed.
Kerins, 10 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Gold Finch Lodge, 12 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Michael Guthrie’s, 5 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Bath-View (Hynes), 9 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Not Licensed.
McInerney’s Tivoli No. 2, 5 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Mrs. Mooney’s Tivoli No. 3, 6 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Glynn’s Tivoli Terrace, 9 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Ivanhoe, 10 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Burren House (O’Donohue’s), 7 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Danaher’s, 4 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Prairie View (O’Donohue’s), 9 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed.
Avondale (McKeens), 8 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, Not Licensed

Date: Sept 8th, '42
(Signed): James Henchy Surveyor.
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