HC Deb 02 May 1911 vol 25 c212

asked whether the Congested Districts Board or the Department of Agriculture would send inspectors to see and inquire into the working of the following mines in North Leitrim, with a view of further developing their resources, giving employment, and relieving congestion: the Creenelea iron mine, Arrigna coal mine, Benba copper and lead mines, Glenfarne coal mine, and Ballintrillic spar mine?


Neither the Department of Agriculture nor the Congested Districts Board undertake the work of prospecting, that being a matter for private enterprise, but the Department of Agriculture will afford all available information to inquirers respecting the occurrence of mineral deposits in Ireland.