HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2153
18. Mr. DORIS

asked whether the Congested Districts Board are yet in a position to give additions to the uneconomic holdings of the mountain tenants on the Kilmaine estate, near Bella, county Mayo; or what steps, if any, they have taken to relieve the congestion in the district?


The section of the Kilmaine estate referred to was purchased direct by the tenants through the Land Commission. The lands are held by the tenant purchasers in rundale and intermixed plots, which makes it very difficult to carry out any improvement scheme. The Congested Districts Board have acquired portion of the holding of an adjoining tenant purchaser, and are endeavouring to arrange for the purchase of the interest of another, and they propose to give enlargements to the most necessitous of the landholders on the estate who may reside within a mile of the holdings mentioned. In the meantime, the lands are being offered in conacre, pending their disposal to individual tenant purchasers.