I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Barony of: Tulla, Parish: Tulla, Population: 420
Location and Brief Description:
Tulla a rather large village situated off the main road from Tulla to Ennis road; 10 miles from Ennis, 19 miles from Limerick and 18 from Killaloe. It is situated on three sides of a rather high hill. There are 13 public houses and about the same number of shops in the grocery and hardware. It is a rather bad business village as most of the inhabitants go to Limerick or Ennis on buses which pass from Portumna and Feakle.

Is there a Town Hall? Yes Location: Main St.

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description:
Only park is the Dr. Daly Memorial Park situated on the main road from Ennis to Scariff about a ½ mile from village. It is to the memory of Dr. Daly one of the greatest goal-keepers hurling has seen.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Good water supply but no public sewerage scheme.

Public Services
Nearest station: Ardsollus
Distance: 8 miles
Bus? I.O.E. to Limerick
Public lighting by—Electricity? Yes Gas? No

Cinemas and Theatres
Cinemas: One Pictures shown (nights): On Sundays during summer and Sundays and Wednesday during winter.

Private Lending Libraries: Two; one private lending library by the Sisters of Mercy and a branch of Foyle’s lending library by agent G. Hobbine.

Churches and Services
Church Services (Sundays):
Roman Catholic At eight o’clock and 11 o’clock
Protestant At 12 and 2 on alternate Sundays

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: Main St.
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): All business

Banks: National Bank

Sports and Photo Supplies
Sports Dealers: Patrick O’Brien, M.V. O’Halloran, Joseph McMahon.
Photographic Stores: Miss Clune

Important Public Buildings (Give brief architectural features)
Only buildings of importance are the Courthouse and Town Hall which are of no importance from architectural viewpoint.

Schools and Colleges
Boys National School
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: 27th Jan, 24th Feb, 25th March, 25th April, 13th May, 15th June, 20th July, 15th August, 29th Sept, 19th October, 9th Nov, 7th Dec.
Weekly Market Day: Thursday
Half-Holiday: Tuesday

Garages and Petrol Stations
M.V. O’Halloran and Sons
A. White and Co.

Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Taxis: No taxis but a number of hackney cars for hire. Mentioned in next paragraph.
Motors (Touring): M.V. O’Halloran - six cars available, P. O’Connell – one car, J. McMahon - one car.

Local Improvements Committee: Yes Secretary: Michael S. Meaney, Ex N.T.

Accommodation and Catering

Commercial Hotel, 5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Licensed.
Royal Hotel not carrying on business at the moment.

Guest or Boarding Houses
Tubridys, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Not Licensed.

Restaurants and Cafés
None except the above.

Date: 27-6-42
(Signed): Michael A. Vaughan Surveyor.
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