HC Deb 30 July 1900 vol 87 cc31-2
MR. CAREW (Dublin, College Green)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the municipal authorities of Galway city levy a toll per head on cattle purchased at the fairs in Spiddal, which is some ten miles outside of the municipal boundary of Galway; and can he state by what authority this charge is exacted, and how long it has been in force; and if it is not a legal charge, will he take any steps to put a stop to its exaction.


I am informed by the town clerk of Galway that no tolls of any kind are levied by the municipal authorities at fairs in Spiddal. A toll of twopence per head is, however, levied on cattle passing through the toll gaps of the town of Galway, regardless of where they come from, under the authority of Section 42 of the Galway Town Improvement Act, 1853.