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Houses and their occupiers in Ennistymon, County Clare
Houses and Buildings on Monastery Lane, Ennistymon

Described by Tessie Hill and Nano Moylan

The corner house was once the business premises of the McCarthy family. Now it’s Cullinan’s Funeral Home. Next then was Willie McCarthy’s Flour and Meal Store, also lime and paints etc. Mick Murphy of New Road was his assistant for many years. It is now Nagle’s Funeral Home.

Across the laneway is McInerney’s Hardware Store and next is Michael O’Brien’s Honey Store, where Michael produced his Organic Honey.

Next is the yard of Ironside & McDonagh, Veterinary Surgeons, which once belonged to Lynch’s and the Garda Station. Then we have the backyard of which once was Keane’s and is now owned by Dan McCarthy, Falls Hotel. Beside this is the Garage belonging to Bank of Ireland.

Next we have the line of Houses
The first house was the home of Joseph O’Brien, his wife and daughter, also next door his daughter, husband and family. Those houses are now occupied by John Joe Moloney, also next door Mrs. Moloney from Ballagh.

Next is the home of Mary Devitt and her cousin Mary Killeen.

Then we have the home of Tom McNamara (deceased).

Next is the home of Mrs. Devitt.

Then a garage belonging to the Garrihy family of Parliament Street.

After that the home of Tom O’Brien, wife and family, late Bank porter with Bank of Ireland.

The last house was the home of the Sullivans, now unoccupied.

Then we have the car park and back entrance of Fitzpatrick’s Supermarket.

Starting again off Church St. we have the corner house of Nagle’s Bar and living quarters. Next is Wall’s back gate.

Then we have the home of John Skerritt, wife and family.

Then the back entrance to Arthur’s House and garden.

Next was once the home of Maria Hynes, Dressmaker who came from Kilshanny.

She occupied the top story and was an excellent dressmaker. In the lower part of the house lived Micko and Kathleen Canny and family.

Next was the home of the Sheehan family, painters and artists.

After that was the home of the O’Brien family, Susan was the last survivor of that family.

Next comes McInerney’s Store and Warehouse. Across the entrance of Larry’s Road is Cullinan’s Hardware Shop and Timber Yard etc.

Now comes the C.B.S. and Monastery where all the boys of the town and surrounding district are educated.

Ennistymon Parish Magazine 1999


The Houses on Upper Church
Street and Shrohill, Ennistymon