Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Afforestation in Kerry.

asked the Minister for Lands whether he is aware that a large area of land is available at Curraheen, Glenbeigh, County Kerry, for afforestation purposes; and, if so, if he will have the matter of acquiring these lands examined at an early date.

Arrangements have been made to have this area surveyed in order to ascertain whether it is suitable for afforestation purposes.

asked the Minister for Lands if, in view of the delay in the establishment of a forestry centre at Sneem, County Kerry, he will state if he is now in a position to obtain title to the lands offered for afforestation purposes in that area.

Title investigations are proceeding in respect of three areas totalling 599 acres at Sneem and the transactions are being expedited as much as possible.