HC Deb 16 May 1916 vol 82 c1354W

asked why the Congested Districts Board have deprived Michael Forde, of Moore Hall, Ballyglass, county Mayo, of a right to turbary which he enjoyed as tenant to G. A. Moore before the purchase of the estate by the Board and have left him without any turbary whatever?


The suggestion that the Congested Districts Board deprived Michael Forde of a right of turbary is not correct. The portion of the bog on which Michael Forde had obtained turbary was retained by the owner of the G. A. Moore estate. Forde cannot, therefore, get turbary on the bog where he previously cut turf, and up to the present the Board's inspector has been unable to provide a plot of turbary for him on the adjacent bog owing to the fact that other tenants on the estate claim to have been in exclusive possession of it before the Board purchased the property. Their alleged claims and reasonable requirements are under consideration at present, but the Board cannot say whether they will be able to give Forde any bog on this section of the estate.