HC Deb 26 February 1886 vol 302 cc1371-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If he is aware that the design now being carried out at Bundoran, county Donegal, by the beard of Works, for a pier and harbour for the fishermen, will be practically useless to them when finished, as the pier will be too short to break the heavy seas coming over the rocks, being about fifty yards above low water; whether it is a fact that a chasm exists between the pier and a largo rock, through which the sea rushes with such violence that no beat could come in without great risk of being swamped, and that the channel being now cut to the sea is in a wrong direction, as it does not go towards the deep water; whether the wall built at the landward end of the beat-slip interferes with the public right of way; and, whether he will cause inquiries to be made into these complaints by some Engineer who is the roughly independent of the beard of Works, and, if found substantial, direct such an alteration in the design as will prevent the expenditure of a large sum of money being thrown away?


The pier-head will be more than 100 yards from the present low water line. The present channel will be widened and deepened to low water. It is in the right direction. The work will not be practically useless when finished. There is a rock about four yards from the pier-head, which rises about nine feet above low water; but the space between will be filled with concrete. The beard of Works approved, on the 18th September last, of the construction of a Right of steps to preserve the right of way to the shore.