|Amenities, General Iinformation
& Accommodation, Towns and Villages (Other than seaside)
of: Ibrickane, Parish:
Kilfarboy, Population: 46
Location and Brief Description:
The small summer resort of Spanish Point is ideally
situated on the west coast of Clare - 1½ miles W. of Miltown-Malbay
and 3 miles N. of Quilty village. It consists of 3 hotels and a number
of lodges (let monthly or for season). Spanish Point is recommendable
to the seeker of a quiet, peaceful holiday.
Description of beach (? Length, sandy, shingle, safe, currents,
At Spanish Point proper, near Atlantic Hotel and Marino there is a stretch
of sandy beach for 500 yards. When tide is fully out there is a strand
of 150 yds. from waters edge to the rocks. To the N. of this beach is
shingle. At Freagh – 1 ml. N. at Spanish Point – there is
a beautiful sandy beach known as “The Silver Strand”.
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. Bathing, swimming
and diving off the Black Rock opposite Marino Hotel Spanish Point. The
left of this rock (looking out to sea) there is excellent surf-riding
facilities. Bathing is not safe particularly to the left of the Black
Rock where currents are frequent and strong. There are life guards always
on the spot. Mixed bathing allowed. No bye-laws. No swimming pools.
|Parking place for cars? Yes
|Life-saving corps? Yes
||Beach attendant? No
|Swimming Club? Yes
||Secretary:Mr P.J. Hurley, Miltown Malbay
|Sea water baths?
Boats (type): available for pleasure trips?
Amusements Park and Games Provided:
There is a nine (9) hole Golf Links, and attached to the Marino Hotel
there is a tennis court (hard).
Brief comment on water supply and sewerage:
Water supply under care of Board of Health. No sewerage system. The water
supply is good.
Public lighting by—Electricity
? No Gas?
Churches and Services
|Catholic Church of Miltown-Malbay 1½ miles
||8.00 and 11.00 o’clock old time
|Church of Ireland, Spanish Point
||10.45 old time
Location of Post Office: ¼ mile N. of Marino Hotel
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): There is a telephone
attached to Marino Hotel.
Schools and Colleges
Convent Secondary School (Boarders and day pupils)
Garages and Petrol Stations
At Miltown Malbay
Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Boats (State type): (Currachs) Mr. Fitzmaurice, Marino Hotel;
Mr. O’Leary, Spanish Point; Mr. Corbett, Spanish Point
Camping Sites (At principal holiday
Location: The Sand Hills, Spanish Point Landowner: Mr.
Local Improvements Committee:
Miltown-Malbay Parish Council Secretary: Mr. D. Clancy, Main
Marino Hotel (Mrs. Fitzmaurice), 12 Guest Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 8 Lavatories,
3 Public Rooms, Licensed. Remarks: First class hotel (tennis
court and table tennis).
The Inn Hotel (Mrs. Fitzmaurice), 10 Guest Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Lavatories,
3 Public Rooms, Licensed. Remarks: Up-to-date Hotel. Excellent
St. Anthony’s, Mrs. Queally’s, 5 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 2
Lavatories, 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Remarks: Good accommodation
Lodges let monthly or for the season
Mrs. Browning’s, Cross Court, Croom, 5 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1
Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed.
Mr. Joe Burke, Blenerville, Trallee, 8 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Lavatory,
2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed.
Mr. Blood Smith, Limerick, 6 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Lavatory, 2 Public
Rooms, Not Licensed.
Parker Hutchinson’s, 4 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Lavatory, 2 Public
Rooms, Not Licensed. Electric light plant.
"Medina" Mrs. H.J. Whites, Spanish Pt., 5 Guest Bedrooms, No
Baths, 1 Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed.
Guest or Boarding Houses
Miss Fitzpatrick, Miltown-Malbay, 4 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Lavatory,
2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Let monthly or for the season (no catering).
"Tivoli" Miss White’s, 7 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Lavatory,
3 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Let monthly or for the season (no catering).
(Signed): James Henchy