§ MR. T. M. HEALY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if the attention of the Board of Works has been called to the decayed condition of St. Mochta's House, behind the ruined Abbey of Louth, which is said to contain the most perfect specimen of early Irish stone roofing; and whether the Board could expend, under their grant, a sufficient sum to save so ancient a monument from further destruction.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
The attention of the Board of Works has been called to this ruin, but in the absence of any proposal from the owner to vest the ruin in them they cannot act. The county council have also power under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, Section 19, to take over the custody of the ruin with the owner's consent.