HC Deb 01 September 1893 vol 16 c1726

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the remarks recently expressed by His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, as to the want of railway accommodation in certain parts of Ireland, he will take steps to insure the opening of the light railway from Galway to Clifden, at least as far as Oughterard, before the commencement of the next tourist season?


I understand that the possibility of opening any section of this line depends upon the completion of the Corrib Bridge at Galway. The work is being vigorously prosecuted, and as it is obviously in the interest of the Midland Great Western Railway Company to open the Oughterard section as soon as possible, that company will, no doubt, avoid all unnecessary delay in completing the works now in progress.