HC Deb 08 August 1911 vol 29 c956

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the fact that there is no repairing slip in Kingstown Harbour, county of Dublin; whether he is aware that, in consequence of the absence of a slip, yachts and other boats over a certain size cannot be repaired in Kingstown, to the loss alike of the owners of the boats and of the town; and, if so, whether he will take steps to provide a slip in Kingstown Harbour such as exists in every other Royal harbour in the United Kingdom?


There is no repairing slip at Kingstown Harbour, and I understand that it is not usual for the authorities of harbours such as Kingstown with limited foreshore to provide such a slip for yachts. There is, however, a hauling up slip which makes it possible for Kingstown yachts, with very few exceptions, to be placed in the store-yard, and for the exceptional cases there are ample facilities in the adjacent port of Dublin.