HC Deb 12 November 1912 vol 43 c1836W

asked why the beacons in Valentia Harbour, erected over twenty years ago, have not yet been lighted, although an installation of acetylene generation was carried out two years ago for the purpose by the Irish Lights Commissioners; and whether, in view of the necessity for this lighting in consequence of the extensive fishing industry, steps will be taken to provide lights to guide the fishing fleet into the harbour?


I am informed by the Irish Lights Commissioners that the delay has been caused by the necessity for introducing improvements in the acetylene generators, but it is anticipated that the beacon lights will be ready for exhibition about the 1st January next.