HC Deb 19 July 1904 vol 138 c419
MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that within the past few months some sixty labourers and farmers in the parish of Fedamore, county Limerick, petitioned the Estates Commissioners, requesting them to purchase the Carnane Estate in that parish from the owners, the representatives of the late E. J. Synan, with the view of re-selling it in small lots to the labourers and the small farmers around; and whether, since the districts adjacent, Shale and Cloghadooloorta, are for the most part cut-out hog and are highly congested, he can hold forth any hope to the parties interested that the Estates Commissioners will endeavour to buy this estate in their favour.


This estate is administered in the Court of the Master of the Rolls. There is a perpetual annuity of £700 charged on the lands, and the owners, I understand, receive nothing from the estate. It is questionable, under the circumstances, if the provisions of Section 7 of the Act of 1903 apply. No originating request has been received by the Commissioners under Section 6, but they will make inquiry as to the expediency of moving in the matter.