Written Answers. - Kerry Golf Courses.

Roger T. Garland

Ceist:

107 Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Finance if, in relation to his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 78 of 5 May 1992, he will provide the details of the lease, such as term of years and conditions.

Roger T. Garland

Ceist:

109 Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Finance if he will outline the boundaries for the third golf course in Killarney; the nature of the land it will encompass; and if he will provide a map showing the boundaries of the land to be used, together with the present or recently past ownership of these lands.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 and 109 together.

The terms of the draft lease are that 90 acres of land will be transferred to Killarney Golf Club for a term of 99 years in return for a transfer of the 876 acres and Derrycunnihy Church to the Office of Public Works and subject to the following conditions: (i) building development on the leased area to be prohibited; (ii) no interference with the movement or grazing of red deer; (iii) a public footpath to be developed through the lands linking Killarney town with Fossa; (iv) the Club to keep tree felling to a minimum and to provide compensatory planting; and (v) the layout of the course to be submitted to the Office of Public Works for approval in advance of any works.

The actual boundaries of the course are a matter for Killarney Golf Club. I would not, therefore, be in a position to supply a map of the property involved.

In relation to the 90 acres owned by the Office of Public Works, this land is a managed grassland previously used for cattle grazing.

With regard to the ownership of the remaining lands for the Golf Course, I understand that the bulk are in private ownership and some are owned by Bord Fáilte.