HC Deb 15 July 1898 vol 61 c1231
MR. AUSTIN (Limerick, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if arrangements could be made for developing the tourist traffic on the Lower Shannon, so that the steamboat employed in connection with the Listowel-Kilkee route, which reaches Tarbert at 10 a.m., and remains there nearly six hours, should proceed to Glin, thence to Foynes to meet the train from Limerick, which arrives at mid-day, and leaves at 1.55, and so make a daily connection between Limerick, the intermediate stations named, and Kilkee, the steamboat leaving Foynes at 2 o'clock, calling at Glin, and reaching Tarbert in time for the coach from Listowel at 3.45 p.m.?


The Government have no objection to the Kilrush and Tarbert steamer giving a service with Glin and Foynes. On the contrary, they are most anxious to have this extension put into operation, and have so informed all concerned. It therefore rests entirely with the railway and steamboat companies to make their own arrangements fit in therewith, so as not to unreasonably delay the flow of the through tourist traffic from Killarney and the south to Kilkee and the north.