Marble Hill, Galway Land Purchase (Ireland)

April 1917

Mr Duffy

(Constituencies-Galway South October 1, 1900 – December 14, 1918)

Mr Duffy asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the tenants on the estate of Sir Francis Burke, Marble Hill, Woodford, county Galway, have been paying interest on the purchase price of the estate for the past seven years; is he aware that dissatisfaction exists amongst the tenantry on account of the long term of years they are compelled to continue in this position; and can he indicate the date when the holdings will be vested in the tenants in the different sections of this estate?


(Chief Secretary for Ireland 1916 – 1918)


The estate of Sir Henry G. Burke, known as the “Marble Hill Estate,” has been purchased by the Estates Commissioners, and I am informed that nearly all the holdings have been vested in ! the purchasers, and that the Estates Commissioners hope to be able to deal with the few cases in which the holdings have not yet been vested at an early date.

HC Deb 24 April 1917 vol 92 c2248W

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.

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