§ Mr. DELANY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether Lord Castletown has offered his untenanted lands for sale to the Estates Commissioners which adjoin his Granstown demesne, Queen's County, and are situated in the parish of Aghaboe, comprising parts of the town-lands of Oldglass, Coolacurragh, Granstown, Shanavaghey, and Court Curragh; if so, can he say what steps have been taken to acquire the same; can he say whether Coolacurragh farm has been disposed of with the approval of the Commissioners; and, if so, in what way?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the second accordingly does not arise. An agreement, signed by the owner and tenant, for the purchase of 133 acres of Coolacurragh has been lodged with the Estates Commissioners, but has not yet been considered by them.