HC Deb 22 May 1905 vol 146 c951
DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to a notice issued by Mr. R. V. Stoney, of Rosturk Castle, county Mayo, warning tenants, residing on land which he sold to the Congested Districts Board, against grazing cattle or sheep on Glennamaddon Mountain, north of the Lockspit, or east of Murrivagh Mearing; and whether, seeing that this mountain forms part of the estate sold by Mr. Stoney to the Congested Districts Board, he will take steps to secure that those tenants shall not be prevented from grazing on it as they have been accustomed to do.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) This mountain, which consists of 1,965 acres of rough grazing land, is part of the property which was purchased by the Congested Districts Board, but when Mr. Stoney offered to sell to the Board 196 acres of arable land, of which 174 is untenanted, they accepted his condition that they should resell to him, for the price which they had given to him, the mountain land referred to. The price of the arable land so purchased is £3,975, and the price of that resold to Mr. Stoney is only £600. This mountain land did not form part of the tenants' holdings, nor had they any rights of grazing over it.