HC Deb 26 March 1877 vol 233 c489

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, considering that the Report of the "Treasury Committee on the annual grant in aid of Meteorological Observations" has recommended an increase in the number of Meteorological Stations in Ireland, and that it appears by the evidence of the Earl of Rosse, F.R.S., and Mr. Scott, F.R.S., that, while "there is great difficulty in getting a suitable station," Mullaghmore on the coast of the county of Sligo has been selected and proposed as an excellent site, but that it cannot be used from want of telegraphic communication, he will sanction the erection of a telegraph wire up to or as near to that place as may be necessary?


in reply, said, that it was true that Mullaghmore, on the Sligo Coast, had been recommended as a meteorological station, and the proposal was now under the consideration of the Royal Society, and that until he received the Report of that body he could not sanction the extension of a telegraphic wire to that place.