HC Deb 02 August 1894 vol 27 cc1559-60
MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Land Commission have made any arrangements with regard to the supply of turbary to the tenants on the Godley Estate at Carrigallen, South Leitrim, who have purchased their holdings under the Land Purchase Acts; and whether they can state in what way they propose to distribute the 55 acres of bog in Corrawalleen and 10 in Crickeen, having regard to the fact that the tenants were in absolute possession of their turf banks until they were induced to take bog tickets some years ago?


I am informed by the Land Commission that the tenants who have purchased have, under their Vesting Orders, all rights of turbary over the bogs in the vendor's possession, which they had as tenants. No special arrangements have been made by the Land Commission as to turbary, as it is only in cases where the agreements so provide that the provisions of Section 31 of the Act of 1891 can be put in force.