Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Mayo Land Allocation.

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state the location, area, and date of acquisition or resumption of all lands in County Mayo which are now in the possession of the Land Commission.

The records of lands on hands in County Mayo are in a very fluid state due to present-day activity regarding migration and rearrangement. I think the time and effort needed to list every small-holding which is passing through Land Commission hands would not be warranted.

I propose, with the Ceann Comhairle's permission, to circulate with the Official Report a tabular statement showing the larger estates on hands which I hope will meet the Deputy's requirements.

STATEMENT.

LANDS ON HANDS OF THE LAND COMMISSION IN CO. MAYO ON 15TH FEBRUARY, 1955.

Estate or Holding

Record No.

Approx. Area (acres)

Date of Possession

Nearest Town

Fetherstonhaugh

S 246

692(bog)

28/2/30

Crossmolina

Elliott

S 1266

192

11/3/35

Westport

Shaen Carter

S 1879

1,071

19/2/48

Belmullet

Thompson

S 4135

1,559(bog)

18/12/35

Ballina

Carson

S 673/29

291

2/3/50

Belmullet

Beckett

S 9997

195

30/8/50

Ballina

Campbell

S 9700

164

5/3/51

Killala

Boland

M 4680

182

18/3/52

Killala

Jordan

S 2827

103

1/1/41

Kiltimagh

Moran

M 4357-8-9

121

25/3/50

Castlebar

Durcan

S 9729

80

5/3/51

Castlebar

Nally

S 20118

77

27/3/51

Ballinrobe

Do.

M 4538

272

27/3/51

do.

Walsh

U.C.I.

80

22/10/51

Westport

Begley

M 4683

182

11/2/52

Balla

Daly

M 4677-8-9

155

21/1/52

Castlebar

Joyce

M 3347A

52

16/3/43

Louisburgh

Campbell

S 9700

108

1/4/54

Killala

Hoban

M 5142

105

8/4/54

Westport

Gallagher

S 20402

168

10/11/54

Ballina

Frainey and Clarke

C.D.B. 9758

62

18/6/48

Bellavary

Moran

C.D.B. 9880

89

21/1/55

Castlebar

Fahy

C.D.B. 9949

63

22/3/52

Bellavary

Mellett

C.D.B. 9714

52

5/3/53

Swinford

(Together with various small holdings and residues of larger estates).