HC Deb 27 April 1910 vol 17 cc613-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state whether anything will be done to lower the weir wall at Tarmonbarry, on the River Shannon, as, owing to its present height, portions of land in county Leitrim are continually under water and entirely unfit for cultivation, with the result that a number of tenants find it rather difficult to pay the rent and taxes of those flooded lands, particularly as the value of the crops lost amounts to several thousand pounds yearly?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The weir wall at Tarmonbarry could not be lowered without serious injury to the navigation, which the Board of Works are bound by law to maintain. There are sluices in the weir, which are opened in flood time so as to diminish the flooding so far as possible. The Board of Works have no information as to injury to lands in county Leitrim.