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Minute Book (1940-41)

Recommendation of the establishment of a First Aid Service under the Local Security Force as a result of the break out of World War II, as it will be expected that the Board of Health will place its transport and personnel at its disposal. The Board further resolves to clean and disinfect the old infirmary building and lay on electric light and water in the event of an emergency (July 1940).

Correspondence relating to the delay in building works for the County Hospital featuring the contractors, Phoenix Building Works, and the architect, Michael Scott.

Minute Book (1941-42)

Order that under the Emergency Powers Act, boards of health and public assistance to encourage the production of turf for persons who will be dependent on home assistance.

Contains report of Inspector Miss Murray of the Local Government Department on boarding-out of children which was critical of Offaly Board of Health (Aug 1941), and rebuttal reports from the Board (Dec 1941).


Letters sent to Theodora Trench between 1943 and 1947. The letters are a mixture of personal and business matters.

Included in the file is a 1945 letter from Haddie, Florence in which she passes on her thanks to Sheelah Trench for helping to locate her brother who had a bomb drop on his house.
1946 Business and personal letters sent to Theodora Trench in 1946. Includes a letter from Josephine Flanagan regarding the sale of a cockerel and a letter from Sheelah Lefroy sending birthday wishes.
1947 Letters sent to Theodora Trench in 1947. The letters are a mixture of pleasure and business. Topics covered include importing coal through Dublin General steam shipping and purchasing chicks from P Flanagan.

Papers of R.H. Moore

  • IE OCL P35
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1956

Documents relating to aspects of Moore's life in Banagher. Moore was involved in many committees in the town. These fall into two categories in this collection, namely improvements to the local economy and infrastructure and those that responded to outside events such as the First and Second World Wars. The improvement committees were Banagher Improvement Association/Committee (c.1899-1928), Banagher Fairs and Improvement Committee (1907-1928), Banagher Public Lighting Committee (1907-1912) and Banagher and Lusmagh Farmers Association (1929-1930). The other committees responded to WWI and WWII were The Garrycastle Relief Committee (1914-1915), the War and Pensions Committee (1917-1919) and the Parish Council (1941-c.1945).

Some other organisations mentioned are the Banagher Bicycle Association, the Gaelic League and the Banagher Sacred Heart Sodality which all proved extremely popular.

Moore, Roderick Harold

Circular - Establishment of Parish Councils

Printed circular C. L. 80/40 from Department of Local Government and Public Health regarding progress on the establishment of Parish Councils in relation to other bodies such as the Security Forces and the Red Cross.

Offaly Board of Health - food production

Typed memoranda from Offaly County board of Health with regard to the boards role in ensuring that as much foodstuff as possible is home produced. Requests that Parish Councils ascertain the number of labourers who desire to cultivate allotments and the amount of land available.

De Valera - meeting on national and economic secruity

Printed notice of an address by An Taoiseach Mr Eamon De Valera to be held on Tuesday 16th February 1943 in County Buildings Tullamore on the importance of national and economic security of the nation and its homegrown food suppliers.

J. F. Mahon - food and turf production

Memoranda from J. F. Mahon, Secretary's Office Tullamore to the Secretary of each Parish Council requesting details on the number of labourers in the district who desire to cultivate allotments. With letter from T. J. Kelly to the Secretary of each Parish Council regarding proposed strategies increasing turf production.

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