HC Deb 14 March 1884 vol 285 c1536

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is a fact that a police hut, removed about six months since from Kilmoon, Lisdoonvarna, county Clare, has been, or is in process of being re-erected; if this is for the protection of a man named Gardner; if he can state how many threatening letters Gardner has received; if he will state how many policemen are to be stationed at this hut, and upon what district the extra charge is to be levied; and, if he will state the distance, as the crow flies, from the police barrack at Lisdoonvarna to Kilmoon?


A hut is in process of being erected, and will be occupied by five men. They are intended mainly for the protection of a man named Gardner. Within the last 12 months this man has received two threatening letters, and a calf, his property, was maliciously killed. Early in last year his house was fired into. No district will be charged with the cost of the police. The distance from Kilmoon to Lisdoonvarna is about two miles as the crow flies.