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Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 149. Mr. Allen Information on Bernard Allen Zoom on Bernard Allen  asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  the State properties, both lands and buildings, in the ownership of his Department; the present use of same in each case; and if it's available for disposal. [26911/02]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. D. Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern I will detail [1546]the information sought by the Deputy on a sectoral basis.

With regard to the marine, lands and buildings at the five fishery harbour centres at Howth, Dunmore East, Castletownbere, Killybegs and Rossaveel are in the ownership of the Department. The properties are in use for purposes associated with the operations of these harbours as provided for in section 6 of the Fisheries and Foreshore (Amendment) Act, 1998. The only property to be disposed of is at Killybegs fishery harbour centre, where a site measuring 0.87 acres is being sold to Donegal County Council for the construction of a fire station.

In addition, Irish coastguard coastal units are located in the fishery harbour centres. These units are on 24 hour call out for marine emergencies. There are no proposals for disposal of these properties.

The Department is also responsible, through the Foreshore Acts, 1933 to 1998, for State owned foreshore. Leases and licences have been granted in respect of areas of the foreshore. They cover a wide range of uses including public infrastructure development, marinas, wind farms and aquaculture. The freehold interest in State owned foreshore is sold in limited circumstances only and such property is not generally available for disposal. There are no proposals to dispose of any of these buildings or lands.

With regard to mining, part of the former mine site at Avoca, County Wicklow, comprising some 75 acres, is vested in the Minister under the Forestry Act (Designated Land) Instrument, 1988. These lands contain open pits, spoil heaps, derelict buildings and mine shafts from different eras of mine development. At present there are no plans to sell this property, much of which is fenced off for safety reasons.

The following tabular statement details the lands in the ownership of my Department's forestry service with an indication of their present use and availability for disposal.

An Post occupies the General Post Office, O'Connell Street, Dublin, under the terms of a licence granted by the Minister for a period of 50 years from 1 January 1984. The building is not available for disposal.

Lands in the Ownership of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

Forest Plot Compartment Townland County Area(ha) Present Use Available forDisposal
Avonmore 113209W Meetings Wicklow 0.5 Forestry related No
Avonmore 213212F Ballinacarraig Lower Wicklow 0.5 ,, ,,
Avonmore 313221F Ballinaclash Wicklow 1.4 ,, ,,
Shelton 1281399G Shelton Wicklow 0.2 ,, ,,
Shelton 14818140J Shelton Wicklow 0.2 ,, ,,
Athy 215039C Kilkea Demense Kildare 0.9 ,, ,,
Athy 315026A Blackwood Kildare 2.6 ,, ,,
Glenimaal 1150601S/150602N Fauna Wicklow 3.1 ,, ,,
Glenimaal 2156240 Stratford Lodge Wicklow 3 ,, ,,
Aughavannagh 113017R Ballyowen Wicklow 0.25 ,, ,,
Aughavannagh 213017R Ballyowen Wicklow 0.3 ,, ,,
Aughavannagh 313030R Killaduff Wicklow 0.2 ,, ,,
Forth 217569C Shelmaliere Commons Wexford 10.5 ,, ,,

[1547]Lands in the Ownership of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

Forest Plot Compartment Townland County Area(ha) Present Use Available forDisposal
Forth 317607S Forth Commons Wexford 4.8 Forestry related No
Gorey Forest 417745U Tara Hill Wexford 1 ,, ,,
Gorey Forest 517746P Tara Hill Wexford 1.2 ,, ,,
Killanne Forest 317872K Wexford 0.4 ,, ,,
Knocktoher 121370C Kilkenny 0.4 ,, ,,
Knocktoher 221361D Aghaviller Kilkenny 0.9 ,, ,,
Durrow 121109N Laois 2.24 ,, ,,
Castlecomer 12166D Kilkenny 1.2 ,, ,,
Castlecomer 22166D Kilkenny 1.35 ,, ,,
Kilsheela 2 Waterford 0.9 ,, ,,
Clonmel 1313H Tipperary 3.2 ,, ,,
Nier 123766D Waterford 2.8 ,, ,,
Carrick-on-Suir 1231190/23120H Crehanagh Tipperary 2.5 ,, ,,
Carrick-on-Suir 223115L Carrickbeg Waterford 1.5 ,, ,,
Curraghmore 123447I (Mayfield/Rockets Castle) Waterford 0.55 ,, ,,
Clogheen 1to 525552E Tipperary 1.25 ,, ,,
Kilmacthomas 127627H Kilcanavee Waterford 4.27 ,, ,,
Kilmacthomas 227630D Graiguenageeha Waterford 13.2 ,, ,,
Ballyhooley 231151O Strawhall Cork 1 ,, ,,
Ballynoe 131337F Breeda Cork 29.7 ,, ,,
Kilworth 135854K Graigue North Cork 0.8 ,, ,,
Killeagh 131805V Cork 7 ,, ,,
Bandon 3442R Curra Cork 1.35 ,, ,,
Kinalea 234110T Knockshanawee Cork 7.5 ,, ,,
Ballyhoura 135213M Cork 1.6 ,, ,,
Banteer 135386R Cork 1.5 ,, ,,
Banteer 235251V Cork 4.7 ,, ,,
Banteer 335372U Cork 0.75 ,, ,,
Doneraile 35192R Cork 1.1 ,, ,,
Dunhallow 135454P Laharn Cork 2 ,, ,,
Dunhallow 235465E Cork 2.5 ,, ,,
Dunhallow 335525V Beenalaght Cork 1 ,, ,,
Dunhallow 435552B Lyradane Cork ,, ,,
Dunhallow 535554I Lyradane Cork ,, ,,
Dunhallow 635555D Cork ,, ,,
Killavullen 31541P Cork 0.1 ,, ,,
Newmarket 136448Q Cork 1.5 ,, ,,
Rathluirc 136545B Ballinaboola Cork 1.5 ,, ,,
Killavullen 131542K ,, ,,
Dunmanway 133575H Inchanadreen Cork 0.8 ,, ,,
Glengarriff 133672P Lickeen East Cork 5 ,, ,,
Rosscarberry 134503F Castlefrekewarren Cork 1 ,, ,,
Rosscarberry 2345406N Castleferkewarren Cork 9 ,, ,,
Rosscarberry 334515M Castlefrekewarren Cork 1 ,, ,,
Rearcross 143774M Tipperary 0.54 ,, ,,
Killarney 146024V Gloghernoosh Kerry 1 ,, ,,
Killorglin 146212A Kerry 1 ,, ,,
Killorglin 246183G/46184B Kerry 13 ,, ,,
Killorglin 3 Ballintleague Commons Kerry ,, ,,
Waterville 46682W/46683R Cloghvoolatoreens Kerry ,, ,,
Foynes 141021H Limerick 1.75 ,, ,,
Kilfinane 1356560 Castleoliver Limerick 4.8 ,, ,,
Kilfinane 235668V Glenosheen Limerick 2.9 ,, ,,
Kilfinane 335668V Glenasheen Limerick 2.2 ,, ,,
Broadford 141313F/41314A Glenasheen Clare 2.7 ,, ,,
Foxford 253704W Mayo 3 ,, ,,
Ballygar Uncomp. Galway 0.5 ,, ,,
Ross 52584T Galway 35.7 ,, ,,
Oughterard 52454V Galway 7 ,, ,,
Lough Hill 161826A Carns Sligo 5.6 ,, ,,
Lough Hill 261802J Hazelwood Sligo 1.4 ,, ,,
Lough Hill 361805R Percymount Sligo 5 ,, ,,
Lough Hill 461830B Formoyle Sligo 0.6 ,, ,,
Lough Hill 561833J Glencar Leitrim 0.9 ,, ,,
Glenfarne 161652G Leitrim 11 ,, ,,
Benbulbin 1611205N Kilnough Leitrim 1.8 ,, ,,
Benbulbin 261167U Gad Sligo 1.2 ,, ,,
Benbulbin 361165H Mullaghnaneane Sligo 0.64 ,, ,,
Benbulbin 461159Q Ballygilgan Sligo 0.75 ,, ,,
Benbulbin 561152F Cullaghmore Sligo 0.9 ,, ,,
Collooney 161204L Sligo 0.2 ,, ,,
Collooney 261304L Sligo 0.2 ,, ,,
Collooney 361329K Sligo 0.2 ,, ,,

[1548][1549]Lands in the Ownership of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

Forest Plot Compartment Townland County Area(ha) Present Use Available forDisposal
Collooney 461344K Sligo 0.2 Forestry related No
Collooney 561344K Sligo 0.3 ,, ,,
Collooney 6613475 Sligo 0.2 ,, ,,
Manorhamilton 162106H Leitrim 2 ,, ,,
Beltra 61021M Sligo 141 ,, ,,
Beltra 61023C Sligo ,, ,,
Beltra 61024U Sligo ,, ,,
Beltra 61027F Sligo ,, ,,
Buncrana Nil ,, ,,
Killygordan 165853J Carrickmamanna Donegal 0.15 ,, ,,
Killygordan 265858J Monellan Donegal 0.1 ,, ,,
Killygordan 365856T Mounthall Donegal 0.3 ,, ,,
Meenirroy A63718K Donegal 0.5 ,, ,,
Meenirroy B63718K Raghavogy Donegal 1 ,, ,,
Letterkenny 263559S Roughpark Donegal 0.15 ,, ,,
Letterkenny 363527A Listellian Donegal 0.42 ,, ,,
Letterkenny 463527A Listellian Donegal 0.135 ,, ,,
Ardara 165012E Donegal 6.48 ,, ,,
Gweebarra 265330G Gortnamucklagh Donegal 0.4 ,, ,,
Gweebarra 366768C Lougherrig Donegal 1.8 ,, ,,
Dowra 167714V Corcashel Cavan 0.4 ,, ,,
Dowra 3734J Greaghnaguillaun Leitrim 106.9 ,, ,,
Lough Key 168079B Ardcarn Roscommon 16 ,, ,,
Kingscourt 171975F Meath 0.3 ,, ,,
Castlepollard A71317 Halfcarton Meath 0.4 ,, ,,
Castlepollard B71218W Cullentragh Meath 0.2 ,, ,,
Castlepollard C71367U Roebuck Cavan 0.2 ,, ,,
Castlepollard D7132O Westmeath 0.2 ,, ,,
Lough Ennel 173426D Westmeath 14.5 ,, ,,
Donadea 111325Q Meath 0.1 ,, ,,
Donadea 211325Q Meath 0.1 ,, ,,
Ballyfin (Quarry Pit) 77166O Laois 2.2 ,, ,,
Gorey Forest 1, 2, 317738L Courtown Wexford 8.90 ,, ,,
Enniskerry 211589P Wicklow 0.90 ,, ,,
Enniskerry 4A11555H Wicklow 1.00 ,, ,,
Enniskerry 4B11559K Wicklow 1 ,, ,,
Glendalough 1 Wicklow 3 ,, ,,
Glendalough 2 Wicklow 3 ,, ,,
Glendalough 313337H Wicklow 1.4 ,, ,,
Glendalough 413332J Wicklow 0.25 ,, ,,
Glendalough 513332J Wicklow 0.2 ,, ,,
Saggart 1, 212057B Cloghleagh Wicklow 1.4 ,, ,,
Ballinaninch 251225P Galway 60.7 ,, ,,
Ballinaninch 51254U ,, ,,
Adare 141080W Graigue Limerick 2 ,, ,,
Adare 241081P Knockanes Limerick 1 ,, ,,
Killakee 111769N Jamestown Dublin 25 0.70 ,, Yes
Kinalea 134144E Carrigrohane Beg Cork 73 5.90 ,, Yes
Kenmare 345622U Dromore Old Kerry 92 0.20 ,, No
Tullamore 174002J Durrow Abbey Offaly 9 2.50 ,, Yes
Enniskerry 3A115800M Shankill Wicklow 1.00 ,, Sale Pending
Lough Key 68088A/68087F Tawnytaskin/Doon Roscommon 16 ,, Sale Pending
Granard 173316 Derrycasson Longford 0.7 ,, No
Kilsheelan 2236075 Gurteen Upper Tipperary 0.956 ,, Yes
Total Area 665.531


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