§ MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the grazing farms of Cletty and Ardrea, on the Gore-Booth, Ballymote, County Sligo, estate, comprising 135 and 354 acres respectively, were offered for sale to the Estates Commissioners, in March, 1905, by Sir Joselyn Gore-Booth, with the consent of the occupying tenant of one of these farms, Mr. Robert Gorman; and, if so, will he explain the cause of delay in completing purchase negotiations.
550 (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that last week they made an offer to Sir Joselyn Gore-Booth for the purchase of the lands of Cletty, which are in his own occupation, and also for the lands of Ardrea and Cloonagashel, which are at present in the occupation of Robert Gorman. The owner has not yet informed the Commissioners whether he is prepared to accept their offer.