Fonds BG85 - Records of Edenderry Union

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IE OCL BG85

Title

Records of Edenderry Union

Date(s)

  • 1879 - 1919 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

10 Books

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Name of creator

(1839 - 1925)

Administrative history

Edenderry’s Poor Law Union was formed on the 7th of May in 1839. The Union was controlled by twenty-two elected Board of Guardians, as well as seven ex-officio Guardians, who all met weekly. It covered an area of 290 square miles, representing seventeen electoral divisions from three different counties: from Offaly (King’s) – Ballinakill, Ballyburly, Ballymacwilliam, Clonmore, Clonsast, Croghan and Edenderry. From County Kildare – Ardkill, Ballynadrimna, Cadamstown, Carbury, Cloncurry, Mylerstown, Rathangan, and from County Meath – Ballyboggan, Castlejordan, Clonard. The Union was abolished in 1925, with the Board of Guardians powers being transferred to the county councils' Board of Health.

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Scope and content

10 Minute Books

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

BG85 is arranged as follows:
BG85/1/1-10: Minute Books

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Conditions governing access

By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at info@offalyhistory.com

Conditions governing reproduction

May be reproduced in accordance with provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000). No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without express permission of copyright holder.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Michael Murphy, Anne Coughlan and Gráinne Doran, 'Grand Jury to Áras An Chontae', (Jetprint: Tullamore, 2003).

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Publication note

Michael Murphy, Anne Coughlan and Gráinne Doran, 'Grand Jury to Áras An Chontae', (Jetprint: Tullamore, 2003).

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Note

The following gaps are noted in the Edenderry Union Minute Books -
November 1881 - July 1897
August 1899 - July 1901
October 1902 - December 1907
February 1909 - July 1915
September 1916 - August 1917
April 1918 - February 1919

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ISAD(G)

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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2019, Erin Sears

Language(s)

  • English

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