§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that six labourers on the Gollock estate, near Ballinagree, county Cork, have made a claim for a portion of the turbary; whether the Estates Commissioners have investigated their claim; if not, will they do so; has any portion of the turbary been allotted by the Commissioners, if so, in what manner; and, if not already done, will the Estates Commissioners acquire this turbary for the benefit of the people in the neighbourhood?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The estate referred to is the subject of a sale by the vendor direct to the tenants under the Irish Land Act, 1903, and purchase agreements at prices agreed upon between the parties have been lodged with the Estates Commissioners. The vendor is the owner of some mountain land in the neighbourhood of the estate which has not been included in the sale. There is some turbary on this mountain, and the Commissioners are in communication with the owners with a view to the provision thereon of turbary for six persons on the estate whose holdings are situate in the townland of Knocknagappul.