I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Barony of: Leitrim, Parish: Clonrush, Population: 200
Location and Brief Description:
The village of Mountshannon is situated on the road from Portumna to Ennis on the noted fishing lake – Lough Derg - 5 miles E.NE from Scarriff and 2½ miles S.W. of Whitegate. Built on slightly rising ground, it is comprised of one street, the houses of which are neat double and single stories. There is no square, and at either side of the St. there is a line of trees extending the whole length of the village giving it a pleasant appearance.

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description: Lough Derg for fishing, boating and swimming

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage: There is a public water supply under the Clare Board of Health. The water is filtered once. There is one sewerage system.

Public Services
Nearest station: Ennis
Distance: 25 mls
Bus? Yes. Daily—Portumna – Limerick
Public Lighting by—Electricity? No Gas? No

Dance Hall: Parochial Hall Proprietor: Parish Priest

Churches and Services
Churches Services (Sundays)
Catholic Church. 11.00 a.m.
Church of Ireland 11.00 a.m.

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: In the village – next to Derg Hotel
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): M.O. Telegraph and Telephone

Important Public Buildings (Give brief notes on architectural features)
Mountshannon Catholic Church is a small oblong building, without chancel or side aisle. It is of gothic design and the E. window is three lights. It has a small open belfry. The Church of Ireland is also a small oblong Gothic building.

Schools and Colleges
Mountshannon National School
Whitegate National School

Raheen Hospital in the adjoining Parish of Scarriff - 5 miles

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: No
Weekly Market Day:
Half-Holiday: Thursday

Garages and Petrol Stations
Mr. Logan’s Garage & Petrol Station

Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Boats (State type): Rowing boats

Camping Sites (At principal holiday resorts)
Location: Holy Island Landowner: The Proprietor of the Derg Hotel Mountshannon


Derg Hotel, Mountshannon, 20 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 3 Flush Lavatories, 3 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Registered with the I.T.B

Date: 29/8/44
(Signed): James Henchy Surveyor.
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