HC Deb 29 April 1897 vol 48 c1238

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, under the accelerated mail system between Dublin and Cork, the morning mail will reach Maryborough before 8.0 a.m.; and, whether arrangements could be made to deliver from Maryborough on the same day letters and newspapers at Ballyfin, which is within little more than an hour's walk?


The day mail train from Dublin will, on and after the 1st May, be due at Maryborough slightly before 8 a.m. As the hon. Member has already boon informed, the post to and from Ballyfin works through Mountrath (not Maryborough) in connection with the night mail trains, and as the present service is performed at a loss to the revenue, a second post in the day would not be justified. Enquiry is, however, being made at Ballyfin in order to ascertain whether the residents generally would prefer the post to work in connection with the day mail instead of the night mail trains. Little advantage, if any, would, however, be gained by serving Ballyfin through Maryborough instead of through Mountrath, and as such an arrangement would be more expensive it will probably not be considered expedient to change the post town.