Location and Brief Description:
|Amenities, General Iinformation
& Accommodation, Towns and Villages (Other than seaside)
of: Ibrickane, Parish:
Kilmurry, Population: 280
The little fishing village of Quilty where the men,
women and little bare-footed Garsúins toil by the shore all day
- fishing, drying and burning sea-weed or picking carrageen - is situated
on the W. coast of Clare, 3 miles S.-W. of Miltown Malbay, 7 mls. N.-E.
of Doonbeg and about 2 miles from the nearest inland village, Mullagh.
Description of beach (? Length, sandy, shingle, safe,
The greater portion of the beach is flaggy, especially from Quilty village
northwards. At sea-field there is a sandy beach for 500 yds. where bathing
is perfectly safe - the currents being 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.
There are bathing, swimming and diving facilities at Sea-Field (diving
off the pier). Mixed bathing is allowed and there are no bye-laws. No
swimming pools, bathing boxes. Surf-riding is available.
|Parking place for cars?
||On the public road only
|Life-saving corps? None
||Beach attendant? None
|Swimming Club? No
|Sea water baths? No
Boats (type) available for pleasure trips?
Dance Halls and Names of Proprietors:
Dance Hall: Casey’s Hall Quilty
Proprietor:Mr. Michael Casey
Is there a Town Hall? Yes Location:
In village (This hall is used for dancing only).
Brief comment on water supply and sewerage:
No water supply or sewerage. Water is got from wells.
Nearest Station: Quilty
Distance: In village
Public lighting by—Electricity? No Gas? No
Churches and Services
||9.30 old time
|Church of Ireland at Spanish Point 2 mls
Location of Post Office: In village
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): M.O.’s, Telegraph
Industries and Handcrafts
Industries: The people of Quilty depend largely on the fruits
of the sea in eking out a livelihood. In this respect the sea-weed plays
an important part. The weed when gathered together off the shore and sea
is dried by spreading it along the rocks. When thoroughly dry, the weed
is separated from the stumps.
Schools and Colleges
Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Boats (State type):
Curraghs from – Thomas Boyle, Quilty;
Michael Crehan, Quilty; Thomas Callinan, Quilty; John Kelleher, Quilty;
Joe McInerney, Quilty; Peter Kelleher, Sea-Field; Thos. and Austin Boyle,
Sea-Field; Michael Kenny, Sea-Field
||Mr. Casey (Ml.)
Guest or Boarding Houses
Mrs. Clancy, 4 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Lavatory, 1 Public Room, Not
Licensed. Accommodation limited. Catering good.
J.P. Boyle, 3 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Not
Licensed. Catering good, but space very limited.
Mrs. McGannon, "Edge Water", 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, No
Lavatories, 1 Public Room, Not Licensed. Those rooms are let weekly, monthly
etc. No catering.
(Signed): James Henchy