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

Barony of: Bunratty, Parish: Six-mile-bridge, Population: 320
Location and Brief Description:
Sixmilebridge is situated ten miles from Limerick, fourteen miles from Ennis. A very uninteresting, fairly clean village, built on a sloping hill, with a parish population of 1200. There is nothing historical or romantic attached thereto. If O’Flynn’s Woollen Mills was removed one could picture s-milebridge as one of the dullest villages in Clare. Kilmurry village – three miles distant, has a R.C. 100 year old church. A N. School, P.O. (letters only), forge and public house.

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief description:
There are two hurling fields - one in Sixmilebridge the other in Kilmurry - both are the average size, with a fair surface and are use principally for practice purposes.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
The two pumps of the village are in good condition. The water is good for domestic purposes. No sewerage system exists in the village.

Public Services
Nearest station: Sixmilebridge
Distance: ¼ mile
Bus? Yes
Public Private lighting by—Electricity? Yes Gas? No

Churches and Services
Church Services (Sundays)
Sixmilebridge R.C 9.00 and 11.00 a.m.
Kilmurry R.C. 10.30 a.m.
Limerick Diocese R.C. Sixmilebridge 10.30 a.m.
Sixmilebridge Church of Ireland 12 noon

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: In centre of village

Schools and Colleges
Sixmile N.S. boys and girls
Kilmurry N.S. mixed

Hospitals
Nearest - Ennis, 14 miles

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Twelve fairs. Every Second Tuesday of each month.
Weekly Market Day: Friday
Half-Holiday: Thursday

Garages and Petrol Stations
Jas O’Regan’s. No business doing presently.

Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Taxis: None. There are two hackney cars in village - Messrs Reddan and Greene.

Accommodation
Hotels

Jas O’Regan’s, 5 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 2 Flush Lavatories, 1 Public Room, Licensed. Mr. O’Regan also owns The Old Grounds Hotel, Ennis. His hotel at Sixmilebridge is usually fully occupied by the members of his own family, and staff. Accommodation in not guaranteed to tourists, or travellers.

Guest or Boarding Houses
Miss Goulding’s, 3 Guest Bedrooms, No Bath, 1 Dry Lavatory, 1 Public Room, Not Licensed. Miss Goulding supplies suppers, beds and breakfasts, - No Dinners - at a charge of 6/6 for the two meals and bed. Tourists should book in advance. Comfortable.
Mrs. Chaplin’s, 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Bath, No Lavatory, No Public Room, Not Licensed. I am unable to recommend Mrs. Chaplin’s.

Date: June 23rd, 1943
(Signed): Ralph Lucas Surveyor.
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