HC Deb 19 March 1895 vol 31 c1369
MR. W. E. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, having regard to the fact that Dugort, Isle of Achill, is visited by large and increasing numbers of tourists; that the Light Railway to Achill Sound, distant eight miles, will be shortly opened; and that it is a coastguard and constabulary station, he will consider the question of extending the postal telegraph from Achill Sound for the accommodation of the population living in Lower Achill?


The question of extending the telegraph to Dugort was carefully considered last autumn, but as it was estimated that the receipts would fall far short of the expenses, I regret that it was not in my power to grant a telegraph office. If it is likely that a guarantee to secure the Department against loss will be forthcoming, I shall be glad to receive a communication from the hon. Member on the subject.

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