BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that there is no bell buoy on the sunken rock at the entrance of Valentia Harbour on the side nearest to Beginish; and whether steps will be taken by the Congested Districts Board to provide a suitable buoy; and whether the rock that is known as Cloheen-a-vallig, which is covered at half-tide and dangerous to navigation, at the entrance to the Cahirciveen estuary, will be perched or otherwise clearly indicated.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Congested Districts Board is not a Lighthouse Authority within the meaning of the Merchant Shipping Acts, and cannot, therefore, carry out such works as suggested. The County Council is recognised, however, by the Irish Lights Board in the matter of providing local lights, and the Congested Districts Board has offered to the County Council to make a contribution of £40 towards improving the channel to Cahirciveen.