HC Deb 16 June 1904 vol 136 c285

On behalf of the hon. Member for East Galway, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a proposal has been made in Judge Ross's Court by Mr. Thomas O'Malley, of Connemara, to purchase the holding of 252 acres at Graig Abbey, Athenry, on the property of Clarke Minors, which he held on an eleven months tenure; and whether he would direct the attention of the Estates Commissioners to this land with a view to it being purchased for the enlargement of small holdings in the vicinity of Athenry.


NO request under Section 7 of the Land Act has been issued by the Estates Commissioners in respect of this estate, and no application for its purchase has yet been made to the Estates Commissioners. Inquiries will be made, however, as to the expediency of making an offer for the purchase of the estate.