HC Deb 16 June 1904 vol 136 c279

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the parents of the children attending the Tulloha male and female schools in the parish of Bonane, county Kerry, sent a petition to the Marquess of Lansdowne asking that permission should be given for the teaching of Irish as an extra subject; and that a petition was also sent to the National Board of Education on the same subject; and whether, in view of; the fact that the Marquess of Lansdowne and his agents, who are the managers, allow Irish to be taught at Danros and other schools, and that the district is an Irish-speaking one, he will see that this restriction is removed.


I am not aware that a petition was addressed to Lord Lansdowne as stated. No communication on the subject has been received by the National Board of Education.


I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that the facts are as stated in the Question.