HC Deb 29 July 1902 vol 112 c21
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the tenants on the estate of Mr. J. C. Buckhill, trustee, in the parish of Woodlawn, County Galway, have made application to the Land Commission and Congested Districts Board to purchase the demesne and farm of 100 acres attached for sub-division amongst the tenants; whether he is aware that when the agent refused to assent to the proposal the lands were let to two Scotchmen and four policemen placed in the mansion as a guard to protect the cattle; will he state how much cost on the district these policemen will entail; and, having regard to the condition of the district, will he consider the advisability of withdrawing these policemen.


No application has been made to the Land Commission in this case, and there is no information in the office of the Congested Districts Board on the subject. I understand, however, that the tenants approached the trustee, who said he had no power to sell the lands in question. They have not been let to two Scotchmen. Three policemen have been quartered in the mansion for the protection of the herd and cattle grazing on the lands. Their employment will entail no charge on the district. They cannot be withdrawn at present.