Loughrea Cattle Driving At Marble Hill, Galway

Loughrea Cattle Driving At Marble Hill Estate

19 June 1907
MR. CHARLES CRAIG

(Parliamentary Secretary 1923 – 1924)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether on Saturday, 8th instant, the farm of, John Kennedy, at Carrowcreerenagh, the farm of James Sammons, at Clooney Castle, and the farm of Pat Coomer, at Marble Hill, all near Loughrea, were raided by a crowd of men and the cattle driven off; whether this was done in the presence of the police; and whether any of the persons engaged in the proceedings have been arrested or been prosecuted.

    MR. BIRRELL

(Constituencies Fife Western July 5, 1889 – October 1, 1900, Bristol North January 12, 1906 – December 14, 1918)

A prosecution has been directed in this case, and I must therefore decline to enter into the details of the offence.

     MR. CHARLES CRAIG

But two cases are mentioned in the Question?

    MR. BIRRELL

The prosecution applies to both.

HC Deb 19 June 1907 vol 176 c476

Reprint extracts: from digitised editions of the UK Commons and Lords Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament. This was part of a project led by the Commons and Lords libraries on Marble Hill House and estate lands in Galway, Ireland. Original article reference can be found here.