HC Deb 14 February 1911 vol 21 cc1015-6W

asked whether the tenants on the Cloonaquin, Carrigeen-cur, Gortinar, and Cloonlougher portion of the Wynne estate, county Leitrim, have forwarded a memorial to the Congested Districts Board requesting their intervention to purchase the estate; and whether, having regard to the fact that there are thousands of acres of the best land on the estate rendered useless annually through the overflowing of the River Bonett, the drainage of which would cost very little and be a reproductive work, the Board will take steps to relieve the tenants and congestion in the district?


The Congested Districts Board have received memorials from the tenants of some town-lands on the Wynne estate, county Leitrim, including Cloonlougher only of those mentioned in the question, asking the Board to purchase the estate and to carry out the drainage works referred to. The estate is not one which has yet been offered to the Board, but the representations that have been made are receiving attention. Drainage operations would not be undertaken by the Board in such a case until they become owners of the lands affected.