HC Deb 15 July 1909 vol 7 c2286

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, will he cause the Geological Survey Department for Ireland to make a thorough and practical inspection of the country in the parish of Dromard, county Longford, for the purpose of finding out the nearest place the coal beds in the district come to the surface in order that the coal may be utilised; and a similar survey and inspection of Sleive Galry, in the parish of Ardagh, county Longford, in view of the belief that a coal measure lies under the mountain and juts out near the surface south-west of the village of Ardagh?


The Department of Agriculture will make arrangements to have the districts in question visited with the object of ascertaining whether there is a possibility of coal being found.