HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc421-2W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Congested Districts Board have done, or propose to do, anything to utilise the lime quarry on the Rae estate, Keel, county Kerry, for the benefit of the landholders of the neigh- bourhood; whether, seeing that lime is the cheapest and best manure, and that all are most anxious to cultivate their lands if only they had sufficient manure, some steps will be taken to have this lime quarry worked in the near future?


The Congested Districts Board do not propose to utilise the quarry for the purpose of obtaining lime for manuring land, but on resale of the estate they will reserve the quarry so that it may be used for that purpose. By the provisions of Section 47 of the Irish Land Act, 1909, the powers and duties of the Congested Districts Board relating to agricultural instruction and practical husbandry (under which head the working of this quarry would come) were transferred to the Department of Agriculture.