HC Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 c1725

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the creek, Kilrush Harbour, is Crown or Government property; if so, whether the Commissioners of Woods and Forests or the Board of Trade Departments have power to transfer ownership or guardianship of the creek; and, if such power be vested in those offices, will they give a transfer of such powers to the Kilrush Urban Council, acting as local authority, for the purpose of making it available as required for commercial purposes.


The Master of the Rolls has, in the case of Vandeleur v. Glynn, judicially decided that the foreshore in this creek belongs to the plaintiff, Colonel Vandeleur. An appeal to the Court of Appeal against that decision is now pending, and until it has been decided the Question cannot be answered.