HC Deb 13 March 1902 vol 104 cc1283-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that representations have been made on several occasions to the Congested Districts Board as to the condition of the people who live on the townlands of Ballinagur-rane, Currilane, Derrymore, Ballinapark, and Caherlistrane, in the Tuam Union, in County Galway, which townlands contain seventy-five families numbering 372 persons who have to live on small holdings, and the entire valuation of which townlands is only £224 13s.; and whether the Congested Districts Board propose to do anything in response to the representations made by way of enlarging the holdings, or otherwise improving the condition of these people.


The only representation received was a copy of a resolution forwarded by the Tuam Rural District Council, asking that the scheduled area of their district should be extended, and that grants in aid be made for the benefit of the district. The Council was informed that the period allowed under the Act of 1891 for altering the areas of congested † See page 362. districts had elapsed, and that this was impossible, but that the Board would be prepared to consider any scheme that might be brought before it for the benefit of the congested portion of the rural district.