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Memoir by Kathleen Barnwell, Birr

  • IE OCL P31
  • Item
  • 1918-1985

Typescript of memoir titled ‘Do You Remember’. Recounts the life in Birr and covers the following subjects: soldiers from Birr returning from World War I (1918), the Treaty (1921), occupation of Free State Troops of ‘The Gorm' (the workhouse) in Birr (1922), burning of Crinkle Barracks (1922) and other reminiscences of life in Birr from 1930s to 1980s.

Barnwell, Kathleen

Parsonstown Union Outgoing Letter-book

  • IE OH OHS71
  • Item
  • 1849-1853

Copies of outgoing letters from John V. Brown, clerk of Parsonstown Union to various recipients, particularly the Poor Law Commissioners, detailing reliefs and works. Also includes copy outgoing correspondence relating to assisted emigration schemes for inmates of the Parsonstown workhouse during the course of the Great Famine.

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union

Records of Birr Rural District Council

  • IE OCL BRDC10
  • Fonds
  • 1880 - 1971

Birr (Parsonstown) Rural District Council No. 1 -
9 Minute books -
BRDC10/1/1: April 1899 - July 1900
BRDC10/1/2: August 1900 - June 1903
BRDC10/1/3: June 1903 - December 1905
BRDC10/1/4: January 1906 - December 1908
BRDC10/1/5: January 1909 - December 1910
BRDC10/1/6: January 1911 - March 1914
BRDC10/1/7: July 1914 - July 1915
BRDC10/1/8: August 1915 - May 1920
BRDC10/1/9: June 1920 - September 1923

4 Financial Minute Books -
BRDC10/2/1: September 1907 - February 1910
BRDC10/2/2: July 1910 - January 1912
BRDC10/2/3: February 1913 - April 1913 and November 1914 - April 1915 (1 volume).
BRDC10/2/4: April 1914 - October 1914 and July 1918 (1 volume).

1 Register -
BRDC10/3: July 1908 - March 1918, Register of cow keepers, dairy men or purveyors of milk within this district.

1 Declaration -
BRDC10/4: June 1914 - May 1923, Councillors declaration of acceptance of office.

1 General Rental -
BRDC10/5/1: 1915 - 1919, Labourers' cottages general rental.

1 Ledger -
BRDC10/5/2: October 1915 - March 1925, Labourers' cottage repair ledger.

Birr (Parsonstown) Rural District Council No. 2 -
5 Minute Books -
BRDC10/6/1: January 1905 - November 1905
BRDC10/6/2: January 1906 - December 1910
BRDC10/6/3: January 1911 - June 1913
BRDC10/6/4: July 1913 - July 1915
BRDC10/6/5: September 1915 - March 1920

4 Financial Minutes -
BRDC10/7/1: April 1899 - July 1900
BRDC10/7/2: August 1900 - January 1905
BRDC10/7/3: April 1905 - July 1911
BRDC10/7/4: October 1926 - September 1928

1 Declaration -
BRDC10/8: June 1914, Councillors declaration of acceptance of office.

1 Register -
BRDC10/9: 1880 - 1971, Register of mortgages, (also Offaly Board of Health and Offaly County Council).

Parsonstown (Birr) Rural District Council

Records of Birr Urban District Council

  • IE OCL BUDC30
  • Fonds
  • 1879 - 1974

11 Minute Books -
BUDC30/1/1: June 1903 - July 1907 (with abstract, 1989).
BUDC30/1/2: August 1907 - October 1911 (with abstract, 1989).
BUDC30/1/3: November 1911 - July 1918
BUDC30/1/4: August 1918 - May 1925
BUDC30/1/5: June 1931 - July 1936
BUDC30/1/6: August 1936 - April 1942
BUDC30/1/7: June 1942 - December 1946
BUDC30/1/8: January 1947 - December 1952
BUDC30/1/9: February 1953 - December 1957
BUDC30/1/10: January 1958 - April 1962
BUDC30/1/11: May 1962 - July 1974

21 Rate Books -
BUDC30/2/1/1: 1906 - 1910
BUDC30/2/1/2: 1911 - 1914
BUDC30/2/1/3: 1917 - 1918
BUDC30/2/1/4: 1922 - 1924
BUDC30/2/1/5: 1925 - 1928
BUDC30/2/1/6: 1928 - 1931
BUDC30/2/1/7: 1932 - 1936
BUDC30/2/1/8: 1937 - 1941
BUDC30/2/1/9: 1941 - 1946
BUDC30/2/1/10: 1947 - 1948
BUDC30/2/1/11: 1951 - 1953
BUDC30/2/1/12: 1953 - 1955
BUDC30/2/1/13: 1955 - 1957
BUDC30/2/1/14: 1957 - 1958
BUDC30/2/1/15: 1959 - 1960
BUDC30/2/1/16: 1961 - 1962
BUDC30/2/1/17: 1963 - 1964
BUDC30/2/1/18: 1965 - 1966
BUDC30/2/1/19: 1966 - 1967
BUDC30/2/1/20: 1967 - 1968
BUDC30/2/1/21: 1969 - 1970

11 Financial Statement Books -
BUDC30/2/2/1: 1906 - 1913
BUDC30/2/2/2: 1913 - 1921
BUDC30/2/2/3: 1929 - 1936
BUDC30/2/2/4: 1936 - 1941
BUDC30/2/2/5: 1945 - 1948
BUDC30/2/2/6: 1948 - 1952
BUDC30/2/2/7: 1952 - 1956
BUDC30/2/2/8: 1957 - 1961
BUDC30/2/2/9: 1961 - 1965
BUDC30/2/2/10: 1965 - 1968
BUDC30/2/2/11: 1968 - 1971

19 Financial Statement - Receipt Books -
BUDC30/2/3/1: 1906 - 1911
BUDC30/2/3/2: 1911 - 1920
BUDC30/2/3/3: 1929 - 1936
BUDC30/2/3/4: 1936 - 1940
BUDC30/2/3/5: 1940 - 1943
BUDC30/2/3/6: 1943 - 1945
BUDC30/2/3/7: 1946 - 1947
BUDC30/2/3/8: 1947 - 1949
BUDC30/2/3/9: 1949 - 1951
BUDC30/2/3/10: 1951 - 1952
BUDC30/2/3/11: 1953 - 1954
BUDC30/2/3/12: 1954 - 1956
BUDC30/2/3/13: 1957 - 1959
BUDC30/2/3/14: 1960 - 1962
BUDC30/2/3/15: 1962 - 1964
BUDC30/2/3/16: 1964 - 1967
BUDC30/2/3/17: 1968 - 1969
BUDC30/2/3/18: 1969 - 1971
BUDC30/2/3/19: 1971 - 1973

3 Subsidiary Accounts -
BUDC30/2/4/1: May 1913 - November 1928
BUDC30/2/4/2: December 1928 - September 1942
BUDC30/2/4/3: October 1942 - September 1957

1 Ledger -
BUDC30/2/5/1: 1936 - 1953

1 Account Book -
BUDC30/2/6: 20 December 1879 - 3 March 1908

1 Water rates bank lodgement book -
BUDC30/2/7: 8 January 1939 - 31 May 1947, also including one account book (water meter charges), dated September 1935 - 1959

1 Toll Book -
BUDC30/2/8: 13 October 1956 - 10 June 1965 (Birr Livestock sales and take over Fair Green and tolls for Mart 1965).

1 Account Book -
BUDC30/2/9: 13 September 1879 - 1 November 1926

1 Court Order Book -
BUDC30/3: 8 June 1908 - 23 December 1917

2 Registers -
BUDC30/4/1: 24 July 1908 - 5 April 1927 (Register of cow keepers and dairymen).
BUDC30/4/2: 1937 - 1950 (Register of dairymen).

1 Register of slaughter licences -
BUDC30/5: 11 September 1937 - 31 March 1969

3 Artisans dwellings rent collection books -
BUDC30/6/1/1: 30 September 1912 - 31 March 1934
BUDC30/6/1/2: 30 September 1934 - 30 September 1939
BUDC30/6/1/3: 30 March 1940 - 30 September 1941

4 Artisans dwellings general rentals -
BUDC30/6/2/1: 31 March 1914 - 31 March 1939
BUDC30/6/2/2: 31 March 1941 - 31 March 1943
BUDC30/6/2/3: 31 March 1943 - 31 March 1955
BUDC30/6/2/4: 31 March 1966 - 31 March 1974

2 Rent collection books -
BUDC30/7/1: March 1940 - September 1952
BUDC30/7/2: April 1961 - March 1967

2 Valuation lists -
BUDC30/8/1: February 1944 - February 1957
BUDC30/8/2: 1968 - 1970

1 Interim control register -
BUDC30/9: 24 February 1946 - 2 October 1947 (indexed).

Birr Urban District Council

Records of Parsonstown Town Commissioners

  • IE OCL PTC40
  • Fonds
  • 1855 - 1925

4 Minute Books -
PTC40/1/1: July 1865 - June 1875 (note: includes Burial Board affairs).
PTC40/1/2: October 1883 - February 1890
PTC40/1/3: March 1890 - February 1897
PTC40/1/4: April 1897 - August 1899 and August 1899 - June 1903 (note: abstract only. Manuscript volume in private hands and loaned for abstracting purposes in 1989).

Parsonstown Burial Board
1 Minute Book -
PTC40/2: 7 June 1869 - 6 March 1871 and 7 April 1873 - 4 October 1897 (1 volume, including abstract).

1 Drawing -
PTC40/3: 11 June 1855, drawing designs for lowering Oxmantown Bridge, drawn by John Hill, Tullamore.

1 Accounts Book -
PTC40/4: 1879 - 1925

Parsonstown Town Commissioners

Records of Parsonstown Union

  • IE OCL BG164
  • Fonds
  • 1839 - 1931

97 Minute Books

55 Rough Minute Books

1 Repayment of Relief Book

1 Rent Book

1 Document relating to the King's County Directory

1 Lease

3 Workhouse Registers

2 Financial Minute Books

1 Dispensary District Ledger

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union