HC Deb 17 February 1902 vol 103 c196

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, when arranging for the extension of the subsidised tourist service from Tarbert to Glin, he will take into consideration the fact that the tourist steamer, which runs from Kilrush to Tarbert daily from the 1st June to the 30th September, arrived at Tarbert Pier at 10 a.m. and remains there until 3.45 p.m., and that it would be a boon to the public if, instead of this steamer remaining at Tarbert Island 5¾ hours, it proceeded, after landing her passengers at Tarbert, to Glin Pier, and thence to Foynes, to meet the train which arrives from Limerick at Foynes about 11.45 a.m., thus making it possible on the return journey to bring passengers arriving by the Limerick train to Glin, Tarbert, and Kilrush, and would be in time to meet the coach at Tarbert Pier at 3.45 p.m.


I have undertaken to look into this matter, and pending investigation, the hon. Member must not assume that the extension will be authorised. He has, I think, been misinformed on some points upon which I will communicate with him.