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Records of Killyon National School

  • IE OCL SCH/1
  • Fonds
  • 1856 - 1965

Roll books; daily report books; a district inspectors observation book; roll of cookery and laundry work; a religious instruction certificates book and other registers of Killyon National School.

Killyon National School

Records of King's County Grand Jury

  • IE OCL GJ1
  • Collection
  • 1830 - 1885

Presentment or 'Jobs' Books for the years 1830-1878 from two sets of bound volumes originally belonging to James Franck Rolleston, Franckfort Castle, Dunkerrin, and Henry Trench, Cangort Park, Shinrone, respectively, with some crossover. Also includes two coroner's inquest report books of James Dillon, King's County Coroner, and 27 printed general lists of jurors from the baronies of Ballyboy, Ballycowan, Garrycastle, Geashill, Kilcoursey, Moycashel, Lower Philipstown and Upper Philipstown.

King's County Grand Jury

Records of King's County Infirmary

  • IE OCL INF 2
  • Fonds
  • 1837 - 1921

This collection contains the records of the King’s County Infirmary. Includes patient records, meeting minutes and annual reports. The patient registers detail patient illnesses, and treatment. The Board of Governors meeting minutes cover a variety of topics from general hospital management, finances, and staff appointments. The minutes also provide important information regarding the closure of the infirmary in 1921, following the establishment of the Offaly Board of Health by the republican-controlled county council during the War of Independence.

King's County Infirmary

Records of McGinn's Bakery, Tullamore

  • IE OH OHS72
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1981

Account book, customer a/c, retail and grocery ledgers of McGinn's Bakery, Tullamore.

McGinn's Bakery

Records of Offaly Board of Health and Public Assistance

  • IE OCL OBHPA
  • Fonds
  • (1912-21); 1924-42; (1943-65)

This is a large set of records which broadly reflects the evolution of local authority health and welfare provision in Offaly. It contains minutes of committees established to oversee public health and public assistance, as well as administrative records detailing the admission and discharge of individuals into the County Home or the County Hospital. While the bulk of the records derived from the County Board of Health, there are a few outlying records from 1912-21 relating to transitional periods in the health service, or where registers were taken over from the preceding health system and incorporated into the new Board of Health. Likewise some county home and county hospital administrative records, particularly admission and discharge registers and financial ledgers which were kept by record-creators in an unbroken series, post-date the County Board of Health's executive function which ceased in 1942.

RECORDS RELATING TO MOTHER AND BABY HOMES AND BOARDED-OUT CHILDREN:
The main series of records which record unmarried mothers and/or decisions relating to the boarding-out of children are to be found in the Public Assistance Minute Books (Series 3) and the Admissions and Discharge registers for the County Home (Series 5).

While Offaly did not have a designated ‘Mother and Baby Home,’ the records show that unmarried mothers were regularly admitted to the County Home to give birth until the late 1940s, many staying for a significant period of time in the home with their children. In some instances, both mother and child were transferred from the home after the birth to other institutions such as Sean Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, or Manor Home, Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.

From the late 1940s, it appears that unmarried mothers were either admitted directly to institutions in other counties (these records are held by other bodies) or transferred from the County Home to mother and baby homes outside Offaly before or after giving birth (these instances, which are infrequent from the late 1940s are recorded in the county home registers in this collection). Children entered in the registers of the county home are recorded as having been born there, or have been transferred into the county home from another institution before being 'placed' or 'boarded-out' in Offaly. It is possible to trace children by surname, noting the limitations of the records in terms of completeness and the date span.

In general terms and from an overview of the records, the incidence of names of unmarried mothers and their children decreases significantly over time. This is most likely due to unmarried mothers from Offaly entering institutions outside the county before the birth of their children. By the 1950s, there are only sporadic instances of births to unmarried mothers and of 'boarded-out' children recorded in the county home registers. This particular record series ends in 1957.

Offaly County Council

Records of Offaly County Council

  • IE OCL OFCC10
  • Fonds
  • 1904 - 1998

14 Minute Books -
OFCC10/1/1: 2 September 1912 - 25 November 1919, King's County Council.
OFCC10/1/2: 25 February 1920 - 19 June 1920, King's County Council.
OFCC10/1/3: 24 August 1920 - 22 October 1925 Offaly County Council (name changed onwards to Offaly County Council 19 June 1920).
OFCC10/1/4: 5 November 1925 - 2 june 1927
OFCC10/1/5: 23 June - 25 February 1929
OFCC10/1/6: 21 March 1929 - 13 May 1931
OFCC10/1/7: 22 May 1931 - 18 September 1936
OFCC10/1/8: 17 July 1941 - 5 December 1945 (Minutes of Finance Committee Meetings 3 August 1922 - 5 October 1923 bound with this volume).
OFCC10/1/9: 28 June 1945 - 6 September 1950
OFCC10/1/10: 4 October - 16 May 1955
OFCC10/1/11: July 1955 - June 1960
OFCC10/1/12: July 1960 - june 1967
OFCC10/1/13: July 1967 - August 1969
OFCC10/1/14: September 1969 - February 1973

105 County Manager's Orders

5 Authorised and Approved Officer's Orders -
OFCC10/3/2/1: 10 October 1962 - 12 May 1969
OFCC10/3/2/2: 25 June 1969 - 10 February 1981
OFCC10/3/2/3: 2 November 1970 - 15 November 1982
OFCC10/3/2/4: 26 June 1981 - 29 December 1981
OFCC10/3/2/5: 5 January 1982 - 30 December 1982

7 Authorised and Approved Officer's Orders -
OFCC10/3/3/1: 9 January 1983 - 15 February 1984 (1-107)
OFCC10/3/3/2: 9 January 1984 - 19 December 1984 (1-182)
OFCC10/3/3/3: 9 January 1985 - 6 November 1985 (1-96)
OFCC10/3/3/4: 9 January 1986 - 2 December 1986 (1-99)
OFCC10/3/3/5: 5 January 1987 - 30 December 1987 (1-127
OFCC10/3/3/6: 8 January 1988 - 31 March 1988 (numbers not assigned).
OFCC10/3/3/7: 31 March 1988 - 16 December 1988 (numbers not assigned).

59 Registers of Electors: County of Offaly

3 Valuation Lists relating to Electoral Divisions and Townlands -
OFCC10/4/2/1: Revised valuation lists for the County of Offaly for year ending 28th of February, 1931. Electoral Division: Geashill.
OFCC10/4/2/2: Revised valuation lists for the County of Offaly for year ending 28th of February, 1937. Electoral Division: Philipstown.
OFCC10/4/2/3: Revised valuation lists for the County of Offaly for year ending 28th of February, 1937. Electoral Division: Roscomroe.

1 Register of Motor Cars -
OFCC10/5/1: January 1904 - December 1923

5 Registers of Driving Licences -
OFCC10/5/2/1: January 1904 - December 1923
OFCC10/5/2/2: June 1923 - January 1928
OFCC10/5/2/3: January 1928 - January 1934
OFCC10/5/2/4: February 1948 - January 1949
OFCC10/5/2/5: April 1950 - January 1954

2 Registers of Registration and Licences for road vehicles -
OFCC10/5/3/1: 1945 - 1946
OFCC10/5/3/2: 1947 - 1960

Housing Section -
Register of Dairymen -
OFCC10/6/1: 5 February 1937 - 31 December 1986

1 Register of slaughter licences -
OFCC10/6/2: 30 November 1938 - 24 January 1984

2 Labourers' cottages ledgers -
OFCC/Lab/15/1: 1947 - 1955
OFCC/Lab/15/2: 1954 - 1964

5 Registers of vested cottages -
OFCC10/6/3/1: 21 March 1946 - 25 June 1953
OFCC10/6/3/2: 25 June 1953 - 28 September 1956
OFCC10/6/3/3: 28 September 1956 - 1 November 1959
OFCC10/6/3/4: 30 September 1959 - 1 November 1963
OFCC10/6/3/5: 30 September 1963 - 24 January 1975

Cemetery Records -
1 Register of interments -
OFCC10/7/1: 26 February 1947 - 30 September 1970 (Ballinakill Cemetery).

1 Register of Interments -
OFCC10/7/2: 3 May 1957 - 14 December 1980 (Gallen Cemetery).

1 Register of Interments -
OFCC10/7/3: 15 June 1958 - 17 May 1977 (Garr Cemetery).

1 Register of Interments -
OFCC10/7/4: 9 November 1956 - 18 July 1978 (Kilmurryely Cemetery).

1 Register of Interments -
OFCC10/7/5: 30 April 1958 - 5 June 1975 (Monasteroris Cemetery).

Offaly County Libraries Committee -
1 Minute Book -
OFCC10/8/1: 4 September 1925 - 27 June 1939

3 Correspondence files -
OFCC10/8/2/1: 1923 - 1925
OFCC10/8/2/2: 1925 - 1930, including appointment of Offaly County Libraries Committee 1925, and contract for taking of two rooms at Charleville Parade for use as a library, 1926.
OFCC10/8/2/3: 1938 - 1947

Other files -
OFCC10/8/2/4: 1933 - 1945 (Birr Library).
OFCC10/8/2/5: 1937 - 1946 (Clara Library).
OFCC10/8/2/6: 1948 - 1958 (Stocktaking).

OFCC10/8/3: 1963 - 1964 Primary Schools Scheme.
OFCC10/9: 1966 Commemorations Committee

Printed Material - Tullamore Technical School -
3 Booklets -
OFCC10/8/4/1: 1919, Students Union sports, Ballyduff sports field.
OFCC10/8/4/2: 1916, Students Union pamphlet.
OFCC10/8/4/3: 1917, Students Union entertainment.

1 Poster -
OFCC10/8/4/4: 1918, Students Union drama concert,'Knocknagow'.

1 Programme -
OFCC10/8/4/5: 1919, Students Union drama programme, Castletown Geoghegan Hall, 'Knocknagow' and 'The Pantry Boy'.

County Library -
5 Library Posters -
OFCC10/8/5/1: "Smoking strictly forbidden",
OFCC10/8/5/2: "Dogs are not allowed in the Library".
OFCC10/8/5/3: "Notice - if a borrower is of the opinion that any book is unsuitable for circulation the matter should be reported to the Librarian".
OFCC10/8/5/4: "Rules and Regulations" etc.
OFCC10/8/5/5: Notice regarding renewal of membership at annual fee of 1/=.n.d.

4 Expenditure books -
OFCC10/8/6/1: 1925 - 1936
OFCC10/8/6/2: 1937 - 1946
OFCC10/8/6/3: 1946 - 1954
OFCC10/8/6/4: 1954 - 1976

1 Petty cash account book -
OFCC10/8/7/1: 1925 - 1945

2 Receipt books -
OFCC10/8/7/2/1: 1925 - 1946
OFCC10/8/7/2/2: 1937 - 1951

7 Postage books -
OFCC10/8/8/1: 1925 - 1937
OFCC10/8/8/2: 1937 - 1945
OFCC10/8/8/3: 1949 - 1955
OFCC10/8/8/4: 1942 - 1988 (Birr branch).
OFCC10/8/8/5: 1942 - 1986 (Clara branch).
OFCC10/8/8/6: 1945 - 1992 (Banagher branch).
OFCC10/8/8/7: 1947 - 1983 (Kilcormac branch).

1 H.Q. Lodgement record -
OFCC10/8/8/9: 1947 - 1978

3 Books -
OFCC10/8/10/1: 1936 - 1955 (Tullamore branch issues book).
OFCC10/8/10/2: 1937 - 1943 (County issues book).
OFCC10/8/10/3: 1955 - 1973 (County issues book).

Offaly County Council

Records of Offaly Farming and Industrial Society

  • IE OH OHS5
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1950

Ledgers and minute book of Offaly Farming and Industrial Society, organisers of the Tullamore Agricultural and Industrial Show.

Offaly Farming and Industrial Society

Records of Offaly GAA

  • IE OH OHS46
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1980

Offaly Southern Committee GAA Minute Books 1912-1922 and 1923-1927
County Offaly GAA Minutes, 1917-1918
County Offaly GAA Accounts 1909-1936
North Offaly Minute Book 1918-1926
Tullamore GAA Club Minutes 1914-1918, 1918-1920, 1926-1929
Tullamore GAA Club Accounts 1966-1968; 1980

Tullamore GAA Club

Records of Parsonstown Model School

  • IE OCL SCH/4
  • Fonds
  • 1860 - 1985

Registers, roll books, daily report books and cash books from the junior and senior pupils at Parsonstown Model School.

Parsonstown Model School

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