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Records of Tullamore Union
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Application and Report Book (Outdoor Relief)

Application and report book for the relieving officer to enter applications for relief. This book records approximately 500 applications and contains details on the applicant's circumstances and subsequently the decision of the Board of Guardians to grant outdoor relief or to admit the applicant to the workhouse.

Also contains the first record of boarded-out children from Tullamore Union under the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1862.

Board of Guardians Minute Books

The minutes contain the proceedings of the meetings of the Board of Guardians and contain reports from the clerk of the union, the master of the workhouse, the sanitary officers and others.

Dispensary District Notices

11outsized broadsheets (with many duplicates) displaying information on the dispensary districts of Clara, Killoughey, Philipstown, Tullamore and Kilbeggan. Each notice displays the name of the medical officer and his hours and office location, as well as details of the relieving officer for the district, the committee of management, and the wardens, all of whom could issue tickets for medical relief.

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Financial Statement Book

Outsized financial statement book, listing payments by the Treasurer such as advance outdoor relief to the three relieving officers, James Lynam, John Buckley and Mary Keegan for disbursement to relief recipients. Also records payments to other guardians for disbursements in respect of their work for the Board; salaries of workhouse and dispensary employees; and payments to businesses for provisions for the workhouse,

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