§ MR. W. ORMSBY GORE
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Why the mails arrived at Carrigallen and Killgyar Post offices later now than they did last year; and whether there is any intention of accelerating them, so as to avoid the inconvenience to which the public in that neighbourhood are now put?
§ MR. CHILDERS
In reply, Sir, to the hon. Gentleman, I have to state that I have ascertained that the mails arrive in the morning at Carrigallen at 8 25 and at Killygar at 9, and leave Killygar in the afternoon at 3 50 and Carrigallen at 4 30. These appear to me very reasonable arrangements as things go. It is true that last year they arrived a little earlier in the morning, but since then the Derry mails have been sent from Dublin by the direct express line, viâ Portadown and Omagh; and all country gentlemen know that when a mail service is taken off a roundabout route and put on a new direct line, the small towns on the former line must lose some advantages.