HC Deb 14 March 1895 vol 31 c1028

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the pier at Kilronan, on Arran Island, is in its present condition practically useless for the protection of fishing vessels; whether he will have inquiry made as to its condition, and what the probable cost would be to put it in a serviceable state; and whether, in view of the distress now prevalent on the islands, he will try and have the works found necessary to be done undertaken either by the Board of Public Works in Ireland, or by the Congested Districts Board?


I am informed that the pier at Kilronan is in good repair, and largely used by fishing boats, but that the space protected is inadequate. No definite estimate of the expenditure that would be required to extend the pier has been obtained, but I believe about £5,000 would be necessary. The pier is vested, however, in the County under the 16 & 17 Vic. c. 136, and any extension of it must apparently be undertaken by the Grand Jury.