|Amenities, General Iinformation
& Accommodation, Towns
and Villages (Other
Parish: New Quay, Population:
Location and Brief Description:
New Quay can scarcely be classed as a village as
the houses are very scattered. However there is a Guards station, a
P.O., and two shops. It is situated on Galway Bay directly opposite
the city of the tribes and 6 miles N.E. of Ballyvaughan, the same distance
W. of Kinvarra.
Description of beach (? Length, sandy, shingle, safe,
The beach is mostly of a flaggy nature, but a sandy stretch is found
just at the little village. The length of sandy beach is about 300
yds. and when the tide is out the strand is about 60 yds wide. Bathing
is safe on the sandy beach. The currents are far out.
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 is available along the sandy beach and a diving pier
is erected to facilitate divers. Mixed bathing allowed. No bye-laws.
No swimming pools or bathing boxes. Surf-riding is available.
|Parking place for cars? Yes
|Life-saving corps? No
||Beach attendant? None
|Swimming Club? No
|Sea water baths? No
Boats (type) available for pleasure trips?
Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
No sewerage system. There is one pump (spring) under the care of the
Clare Board of Health. There is no Reservoir. Spring Wells are the
chief source of supply.
Nearest station: Ardrahan
Distance: 11 miles
Public Lighting by—Electricity? Gas?
Churches and Services
||9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m
|Church of Ireland
Location of Post Office: In the village
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone) M.O.’s, Telegraph
Industries and Handcrafts
Industries: Fishing is carried on in a large scale. The oyster
beds are run by Mr. Scovel and several hands are employed catching and
packing the oysters. Carrageen is picked and dryed and sold also to
Mr. Scovel. At present it pays 10/- per stone.
Schools and Colleges
New Quay National School
Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Motors (Touring): Mr. Gainer
Boats (State type):Mr. Tom Fahy, row-boat and currach; Mr.
Coleman Fahy, row-boat and currach; Ml. Fahy, row-boat and currach;
Frank McDonagh, row-boat and currach
Location: Finavarra Landowner: Mr. Wall
Accommodation and Catering
Guest or Boarding Houses
Rhodesia House (Mr. Purcell), 3 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, 1 Lavatory,
Mr. Gainers, 2 Bedrooms, No Bathrooms, 1 Lavatory, Licensed.
Mrs. Thomas Fahy, 1 Bedroom, No Bathrooms, No Lavatory, Not Licensed.
(Signed): James Henchy