I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Amenities, General Iinformation & Accommodation, Towns and Villages (Other than seaside)


Barony of: Ibrickane, Parish: Kilfarboy, Population: 800
Location and Brief Description:
Miltown-Malbay, a country town is situated in the west of Clare and 1½ miles from the Atlantic ocean and Spanish Point. It lies 7 miles S.-W. of the sea-side resort, Lahinch, 14 miles due west of Ennis and 3 miles N.E. of Quilty village. There is reasonably good accommodation, but Miltown has little to interest the tourist nearer than Spanish Point, where golfing and bathing facilities are available. It is an ideal centre to the lover of Gaelic football.

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

Parks, Gardens and Recreation Grounds. Brief Description:
A Gaelic football field where the chief games of the county are played, including the county final.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage: The water supply is good. The water is pumped from Rockmont lake through a reservoir. The sewerage has been recently laid and is up to-date. Both are in care of Clare Board of Health.

Public Services
Nearest station: Miltown
Distance: 300 yds.
Bus? No
Public lighting by—Electricity? Yes Gas? No

Dance Hall Proprietor
Miltown Malbay Town Hall Town Hall Committee
Hillary’s Hall Mr. Hillary

Cinemas and Theatres
Cinemas: Hillary’s Hall Pictures shown (nights): Twice weekly
Theatre: A local dramatic company and travelling shows Kind of shows (Drama, Comedy &c.): Various

Public Libraries: Branch of the Clare County Council Library

Churches and Services
Churches Services (Sundays)
Catholic Church Miltown-Malbay 8.00 and 11.00 a.m. old time
Church of Ireland Spanish Point (1½ miles) 10.45 old time

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

Banks: National Bank

Sports and Photo Supplies
Photographic Store: Seymour’s Medical Hall

Fairs and Markets; Half-Holiday
Monthly Fairs and Markets: Yes
Weekly Market Day: Thursday
Half-Holiday: Wednesday

Garages and Petrol Stations
Hillary’s Garage and Petrol Station

Conveyances for Hire (Owners):
Taxis: Mr. Friell; Mr. Griffey; Mr. Lenihan ; Mr. Hillary
Motors (Touring):
Boats (State type): Currachs at Spanish Point; Mr. Fitzmaurice, Marino Hotel; Mr. O’Leary; Mr. Corbett

Camping Sites (At principal holiday resorts)
The Sand Hills, Spanish Point Landowner:

Accommodation and Catering

Central Hotel (Mr. O’Brien’s), 8 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Licensed. Good accommodation and catering (Radio etc.).
Malbay Hotel, 6 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 3 Lavatories, 2 Public Rooms, Licensed. Good accommodation and catering (Radio etc.).

Guest or Boarding Houses
Miss Moroney’s, Ennis Rd., 2 Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Lavatory, 1 Public Room, Not Licensed.
Good cuisine.
Miss Vaughan, Main St., 2 Guest Bedrooms, No Baths, 1 Lavatory, 1 Public Room, Licensed.
Fairly good boarding house.
Mrs. Lynch, Main St., 1 Guest Bedroom, No Baths, 1 Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Small house. Not much privacy. Good catering.
Michael Lynch, Main St., 2 Guest Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Lavatory, 2 Public Rooms, Not Licensed. Up-to-date boarding house. Very good catering.

Date: June 16th, '43
(Signed): James Henchy Surveyor.
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