§ MR. REDDY (King's County, Birr)
On behalf of the hon. Member for South Galway, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that recently an inspector from the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, Dublin, visited Moyode Castle, near Athenry, to inquire into its suitability for an agricultural college for the county Galway, and that in April, 1903, the chairman of the county Galway committee of agricultural instruction and the chairman of the county Galway committee of technical instruction strongly advocated the establishment of such a college in the county Galway, the Department in Dublin will see their way to purchase Moyode Castle, in view of its suitability for the purpose, and its proximity to the town of Athenry and railway accommodation.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The results of inquiries and inspection have satisfied the Department that this property would not be suitable for the purposes of an agricultural station or a college, and the Department does not propose, therefore, to acquire it.