Seventy-fourth report of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, with appendices for 1905-06

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The following Account shows the position of the Fund on the 31st March, 1905, and 

31st March, 1906. 


Amount of Grant un¬ drawn, 

£ s. 
3,000 0 0 

£ s. 
3,000 0 0 

Works at Ardmore, Co. 
"Waterford, exchisive of cost of Engineer¬ 

£ s. 
£ s. 

Cash (repayment of Loans), Repayments outstand¬ ing on Loans, 

2,727 0 0 

713 7 0 

2,400 12 10 

466 14 0 

ing Staff, ... 

Passage East, Balance of Fund avail¬ able for the works, 

•1,800 0 0 6,000 0 0 

403 0 0 5,821 0 0 

Contributions promised: Ardmore, £1,800 Passage East, £4,000 5,800 0 0 4,000 0 0 

and to meet cost of Engineering Staff,... 
4,440 7 0 3,643 6 10 12,240 7 0 9,867 6 10 12,240 7 0 9,867 6 10 

* Estimate subsequently increased to £2,300, owing to the necessity -which arose for carrying out additional works. 

Marine Works Act, 1902. 

2nd Ed. 
VIL, c. 
Since our last Report the only additional work taken in hands under the Marine Works Act, was that at Kinvarra, County Galway. 
The marine work at this place, comprising the restoration of the pier and wharf walls, together with a new storm wall and other minor improvements, was certified by Their Excellencies the Lords Justices under the Act in July, 1905. 
It was put in hands at once under the direction of the Board's own officers, and it has been satisfactorily completed since the close of the financial year. 
Works under this Act at Falcorrib and Newbridge, County Donegal, and Inishlyre, County Mayo, have also been discussed by the Irish Government. 
They have not so far been brought within the provisions of the Act. 
Of the sum of £100,000 allocated for works under the Marine Works Act, a sum of £22,529 was expended up to the close of the financial year. 
Since that date a further sum of ,£5,572 has been expended, making a total of .£28,101. 
The unexpended balance of the grant at present amounts to about £71,899, but this balance includes not only the sum necessary to complete the works already in progress, but also a large sum which was provisionally set aside for expenditure upon a harbour at Inishlyre, County Mayo, negotiations as to which have been suspended. 
The following table gives an outline of the progress made with the various Marine works in operation or completed under the Act, with a statement of the expenditure thereon np to the 31st March last:— 

"Works Proposed. 
Progress MMe. 
Estimated Cost. 
Expenditure to 

31st March, 1906. 

Cape Cleab, County Cobb: : 

An inner harbour cross wall, with entrance (and booms) at one end. 
Repairs and improvements to the harbour walls, and deepening of the inner harbour. 
LiscAKsroE, Cothttx Clare : 

The deepening of the harbour; the construction of two special berths for steamers j an extension of groyne at the entrance; and the formation of a service area for traffic. 

The boom, wall is well advanced. 
The harbour walls are practically finished, and the deepening of the inner harbour nearly completed. 

The harbour deepening is progress¬ ing; the special berths, groyne extension, and the service area for traffic are practically completed. 

£ s. 
d 5,000 0 0 

8,600 0 0 

£ s. 
3,210 2 5 

5,816 7 8