HC Deb 06 May 1901 vol 93 cc775-6
MR. HAMMOND (Carlow)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that prior to the year 1855 a considerable sum of money was expended in works connected with the drainage of land in the district of the River Burren, including the sinking of a new channel from Hanover, contiguous to the town of Caarlow, to-Garryhill and Milltown, in the county of Carlow, and that the River Burren Drainage Board has since then been responsible for the maintenance of the river within these limits; that of late-years the flow of this river through the town of Carlow to its junction with the River Barrow within the town has become obstructed by the accumulation of sand and other matter in the bed of the river, with the result that damage to goods and property has been periodically occasioned by the overflow of the river; and, as no individual or Local Board would appear to be amenable in this matter, would he state who are the parties or the authority responsible for the maintenance of the river from Hanover to its confluence with the Barrow.


No party or local authority appears to be responsible for the maintenance of that portion of the River Burren to which reference is made in the question.