Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (232)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

232. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Office of Public Works will make a contribution towards the improvement of a road (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14783/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The ringfort referred to at Leacanabuaile, Kimego West, Kerry is in private ownership. It is in the Guardianship of Commissioners of Public Works which is responsible for maintaining the National Monument. The Leacanabuaile site is generally accessed on foot from a small car-park which is provided by the OPW to serve the nearby (State-owned) Cahergal Stone Fort and visitors are explicitly encouraged to use this route to visit Leacanabuaile. Funds are made available to the Commissioners for the maintenance and conservation of National Monuments and the provision of facilities for visitors and it is not appropriate to allocate funds for the purposes suggested.