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

Barony of: Bunratty, Parish: Parteen, Population: 80
Location and Brief Description:
Parteen parish - in the Limerick diocese - has a population of 2500. Its southern boundary touches Limerick borough and one of its townlands (Coonagh) runs into Limerick Co. It is a flat, wet agricultural parish, containing two church hamlets (Parteen and Meelick) and the famous Ardnacrusha Hydro Electric Station. Its parish population since 1906 has increased by 540 - due entirely to the Shannon Scheme - It is disappointing to find no postal facilities - (except pillar box) - in Parteen village.

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description:
There is a hurling field in Ardnacrusha, about a mile distant.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
The water supply and sewerage of Ardnacrusha and Parteen are good.

Public Services
Nearest station: Limerick
Distance: 2½ miles
Bus? Yes
Public lighting by—Electricity? Yes Gas? No

Churches and Services
Churches Service (Sundays)
Meelick R. Catholic 9.45 a.m.
Parteen R. Catholic 8.30 and 9.50 a.m.
Meelick Church of Ireland (Protestant) No service held at present
Parteen Church of Ireland (Protestant) No service held at present

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: No P.O. in Parteen village - nearest Ardnacrusha.
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephones): “Ardnacrusha” All three

Important Public Buildings (Give brief notes on architectural features)
Ardnacrusha power house a fine mass concrete reinforced building.
Parteen R.C. church - An ancient dark, gothic building.
Meelick R.C. church built 1905 neat cut stone gothic building.
Meelick and Parteen Church of Ireland - “Protestant”. The latter are not used for church services at present.

Hospitals
Nearest Limerick, 2½ miles

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

Camping Sites (At principal holiday resorts)
Location: There are ample facilities for free camping in the Ardnacrusha district.

Accommodation
Remarks

The are no hotels, guest houses, restaurants, or cafés in Parteen, Ardnacrusha, or Meelick, at the present time. There is not sufficient accommodation to house the Ardnacrusha power house staff - the majority of whom have to be housed and catered for in Limerick City. There is no trace of post war planning, or no encouragement to tourists to visit Ardnacrusha at the present time.

Date: July 21st, 1943
(Signed): Ralph Lucas Surveyor.
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