§ MR. JAMES GILHOOLY (Cork Co., W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (I) whether he is aware that Mr. Jackson, the county surveyor for the West Riding of the County Cork, visited the Zetland Pier at Adrigole; (2) whether he directed a man to spread gravel over it, and that the man had to desist from doing so owing to the tide rising two feet higher than the pier; and (3) whether, seeing that this is the only landing place from Glengarriffe to Trafrask, with the road leading to it, a distance of 12 miles, and that sand and seaweed belonging to the farmers of the district are frequently being washed off the pier, he will take steps to have this pier raised to a proper height in order that it may be useful to the people of the Adrigole district?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
The County Surveyor 1251 visited this pier, as stated, and ordered the contractor to replace the gravel which had been washed to the back of the pier. I am informed there are two good harbours for landing sand between the points mentioned in the third paragraph. The County Surveyor will make application at the next road Sessions to have the pier paved.