| The Houses on New Road
and the Bridge, Ennistymon
Hill and Nano Moylan
This was an old established pub. There were five children in the
Carrigg family, Michael, Aughty, Joe, Lilly and Ita. It is now for
[Jennifer Warren of New Jersey, USA writes:
'I am a descendent of Michael and Catherine Carrigg of Ennsitymon.
My great great grandfather, Michael Carrigg, owned Carrigg's Pub.
Your website lists 5 children from Michael Carrigg's second marriage,
but none from the first marriage to Catherine Griffin. These children
were John, Mary, Ellen, Brigid, Catherine, Susie, Patrick and Anne
Josephine. These children all came to the US around the early 1900's,
while the second set of children stayed in Clare.']
Medical Hall. This was once a shoe shop, and also a bar owned by
the Madigans who had six children. It was once the bus stop. It
has been a chemist shop for many years run by Willie O’Dwyer.
This was a bakery and grocery shop owned by Martin and Mrs. O’Brien
(nee Madigan). They had two children Cora R.I.P and Paddy who now
runs the business with his wife and family.
This was once the home of Mr. and Mrs. McMahon who had a bicycle
and fancy store here. It is now owned by Paddy O’Brien.
This was once the home of the Healy family who ran a grocery business
here, afterwards purchased by Gerry Fitzpatrick to enlarge his shop
The home of the Fitzpatrick family who ran a grocery shop. The house
next door was owned by Mrs. Leyden and bought by Gerry Fitzpatrick
to enlarge into a supermarket. The business has now moved to Parliament
Once the home of Kate Corbett who ran a general grocery business
and later the home of Micko Kennedy and his wife. Micho had a Hackney
business and was later a driver at Ennistymon Creamery. His wife
carried on a dressmaking business there.
This is the home of the late Stephen O’Brien and his wife
Eileen and family. Stephen was on the management staff of the Aberdeen
Arms Hotel in Lahinch until he retired. Eileen still lives here.
This was once the home of Francie Walshe and his wife Susan and
family. Francie in his younger years, was a driver for the oil company
run by Roughan & Son and afterwards a driver at the Creamery.
His son Patrick and wife now reside here.
The home of the late Joe Petty and his wife. They had a large family.
Joe was a postman in Ennistymon for many years. Mrs Petty died recently.
Their son Dermot now lives here.
This was once the home of Mary McKeon and her parents. Her father
Michael carried on a saddlery business here, also grocery and sweets.
Mary married Dan Fitzpatrick. Later purchased by George Byrt and
his wife baby R.I.P. George still lives here.
Once the home of Simon O’Loughlin and his family. Now Maureen
O’Brien (Hayes) has her Carisma Childrens Fashions Business
Once the home of Toddy Skerritt and his wife and large family who
later moved to Church Street. Now the home of the Joe Healy, his
wife and family.
The home of John Doyle, his wife and large family. John carried
on a boot and shoe business. His son Seán now resides there.
Once the home of Paddy Bran and his wife. Paddy was a butter buyer
at Ennistymon Market later the home Jim and Bridget Hayes and their
Once the home of Jack O’Brien, Jack worked for the Clare Co.
Council for many years. Now owned by Pat Carroll.
Once the home of Minnie Howe, who resided there for many years,
and a friend to all who knew her. Now the home of the O’Grady
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Once the home of the Moloney family who carried on a Farrier business
across the bridge. Patrick is still at the business. Now the house
is owned by Dr. Wheeler who has his surgery here.
Once the home of Jimmy Woods, his wife and family. They had three
children, Kitty, Dilly and Paddy. Jimmy was a butcher at O’Loughlins,
Main Street until he died, he was loved by all. Afterwards purchased
by John O’Grady Jnr.
The home of Willie Benn and his wife and family. Willie was a noted
plasterer, his work was outstanding and can by seen in many places
today. His son, Michael, also a noted plasterer, and his wife and
family later lived here. The Benn family still live here.
The home of the Kenny family. There were three in the family, Mary
R.I.P., Rita and P.J. Their father, Harry Kenny worked at the Railway
Station until he retired. His son, P.J. also works for C.I.E. in
Limerick. Rita still lives in the family home.
Mick Murphy, lived here, he worked in his younger days at Ennistymon
House and in later years for Willie McCarthy until his retirement.
His niece now owns the home.
Pappy O’Loughlin and his wife and family lived here, later
moved to Main Street. Pappy worked at the creamery until he started
his business in Main Street. Later Pappy built a House next to his
own in New Road and sold it to Katie Mee.
This was the home of Paddy Curtin and his wife Dilly and Daughter
Mary. Paddy was a baker and carried on the business there. Now the
home of Stefan Unglert and his wife and family who have a bakery,
confectionery and coffee Shop.
Nan Aherne's Bar.
Photo: A. Browne & A. Edwards, 1988.
Once the home of the Healy Family, and later Jack Ahern, his wife
and family. They had three children Nell R.I.P., Nan and Tom. They
had a bar and grocery and milk distribution. Nan now resides here
and still runs her bar business.
Once the home of the Quinn family who ran a bakery, bar and grocery
business here. Later run by Peter Blake and his wife, they had five
children, John, Paddy, Mary, Bridie (Sr. Joseph, Convent of Mercy),
and Kathleen who now resides here.
Once the home of Michael Linnane, wife and family, Michael Linnane
was a contractor and timber merchant. Later run by Gus and his wife
and family. They carried on a hardware and grocery and meal business
there and funeral undertaking. The house is still in the family.
Parish Magazine 1996.