HC Deb 25 July 1902 vol 111 cc1266-7
DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord † See preceding Volume, page 1197. Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on 1st February Mr. Neal O'Donnell, of Mallaranny, county Mayo, was granted a licence by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland to plant an oyster bed in Bellacraghcr Bay, near Mallaranny, and that since the granting of such licence Mr. O'Donnell has been served with notice by the owner of Rosturk Castle threatening him with prosecution if he attempted to plant an oyster bed. And, whether, considering that the Crown, has not parted with its right to the foreshore in question, he will take steps to prevent interference with the right of way over it.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The Department granted, on 1st February last, a licence to Neal O'Donnell, of Mallaranny, to plant an oyster bed entirely below low water mark, in Bella-cragher Bay. The question of the ownership of the adjacent foreshore, that is to say, between high and low water mark, was not involved in the granting of the said licence.