§ MR. O'DOWD
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Darcy Estate, situated in the barony of Costello, East Mayo, now about to be sold to the tenants under the 40th section of the Act of 1896, contains some waste farms for which offers from persons other than tenants have been made; and whether, seeing that this estate forms portion of one of the most congested districts in Ireland, steps will be taken to have the waste lands comprised within its area utilised for the enlargement of the tenants' buildings.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
There are 143 acres of this estate in the hands of the receiver. No offers to purchase these have been made by any persons. The Land Commissioners have suggested to the Land Judge that some ten acres of this land should be sold to tenants of adjoining holdings. The suggestion will probably be adopted. In respect of the remaining 133 acres, consisting of bog land, the Court in such cases usually sells an allotment of bog to each tenant or vests the entire in trustees for the purchasing tenants. Offers to purchase have been made to the Court, by persons other than the tenants, in respect to 217 acres of the estate.