I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Barony of: Bunratty, Parish: Quin, Population: 175
Location and Brief Description:
The village is situated on Quin, (or Rhine) River, 6 miles from Ennis, 17 from Limerick. It is neat and well kept; principally noted for its famous abbey, old castles.

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description:
Hurling field one mile from village. Show grounds, convenient to village. Both used periodically, hurling field in good condition.

Public Services
Nearest station: Ardsollus
Distance: 1 mile
Bus? None
Private lighting by—Electricity? Hall, church, and a few houses. Gas? None

Dance Hall: Yes. Parochial Hall accommodates 300 persons
The Parochial Hall Committee

Churches and Services
Church Services (Sundays)
Quin R.C. 9.00 and 11.00 a.m. N. Time
Clooney R.C 10.30 a.m. N. Time
Maghara R.C. 11.00 a.m. N. Time
Church of Ireland Once monthly – 1st Sunday

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: In village
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): All three

Social Clubs, Cultural Societies, &c.
Social Clubs: None.

Nearest: Ennis 6 miles

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Quin 27th July, 1st Nov. Three other new fairs, Jan, Feb, March. The famous Spancil Hill fairs - 5 miles distant. Also in Quin parish, horses 23rd, cattle 24th June.
Weekly Market Day: None
Half-Holiday: Monday

Garages and Petrol Stations
Petrol Pump: Mr. McInerney in village

Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Boats (State type): There are row boats - private owned - on a few of the nearby lakes, which could may be hired or loaned. Tourists should be advised not to rely on getting those boats, as they are rarely available - or in good condition.


No hotels in Quin. Tourists visiting Quin should not plan on staying overnight. The only two boarding houses available should be engaged in advance.

Guest or Boarding Houses
Mr. A. Power, Quin, 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, Dry Lavatory, 1 Public Room, Licensed. This is a fairly suitable boarding-house for two persons only.
Mr. J. Mulqueen, Dangan, 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, Dry Lavatory, 1 Public Room, Not Licensed. This is a clean and comfortable private lodging house in the country. Two persons could be accommodated.

Restaurants and Cafés
Mr. Power will provide teas, and tea and ham for any number of tourists up to 100, if given a weeks notice.

Date: June 17th, 1943
(Signed): Ralph Lucas Surveyor.
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