HC Deb 29 January 1897 vol 45 cc797-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if, referring to the Report of the Irish Board of Works dated 1895–6, he will state what progress has been made to place Clare Abbey, Ennis, county Clare, and Canon Island, River Shannon, under the provisions of the Ancient Monuments Protection (Ireland) Acts, 1882 to 1892?


Clare Abbey was vested in the Board of Works in December 1896, and works of preservation are under consideration. Canon Island has not been yet vested in the Board, but negotiations with the owner are proceeding.