Fonds BG158 - Records of Tullamore Union

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Reference code

IE OCL BG158

Title

Records of Tullamore Union

Date(s)

  • 1839 - 1947 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

125 Books
2 Returns Forms
1 Report
1 Plan
116 Notices

Context area

Name of creator

(1839 - 1925)

Administrative history

Tullamore’s Poor Law Union was formed on the 16th of September 1839. Its operations were controlled by a Board of Guardians, twenty-four of whom were elected, as well as eight ex-officio Guardians who all met weekly, with J. H. Welsh serving as chairman. The Union comprised an area of 246 square miles, covering two counties: from Offaly (King’s) – Ballycommon, Cappincor, Clara, Durrow, Geashill, Kilclonfert, Killeagh, Killoughy, Kilmonaghan, Philipstown, Rahan, Rathfeston and Tullamore. From County Westmeath – Kilbeggan and Rahugh. The Union was abolished in 1925, with the Board of Guardians powers being transferred to the county councils' Board of Health.

Archival history

Content and structure area

Scope and content

112 Minute Books

1 Labourers (Ireland) Acts Minute Book -
BG158/2: October 1891 - July 1899, (Board of Guardians acting as the Rural Sanitary Authority).

1 Financial Minute Book -
BG158/3: October 1902 - April 1903.

1 Financial Statement Book -
BG158/4: June 1908 - March 1912.

1 Treasurer's Account Book -
BG158/5: December 1914 - August 1920.

1 Application & Report Book (Outdoor Relief Book) -
BG158/6: October 1862 - July 1863.

2 Returns forms for Tullamore Union for abstract of rate collected and lodged by rate collectors -
BG158/7/1: 1866 (1p).
BG158/7/2: 1877 (1p).

1 Report of the Engineering Inspector, Louis E. H. Deane being a description of houses unfit for human habitation, -
BG158/8: 5 May 1886.

1 Plan of Infirmary, Tullamore Union Workhouse, showing proposed alterations etc. Scale 10ft. to 1 inch, -
BG158/9: 20 June 1861.

1 'Death Notice Book; deaths in the Workhouse District of Tullamore -
BG158/10: January 1913 - April 1947.

1 Workhouse provisions and necessaries required -
BG158/11: September 1913 - July 1920

1 Workhouse Daybook -
BG158/12: April 1917 - March 1920.

5 Minute Books of Committee of Management of Dispensary Districts

116 Dispensary District Notices from 5 districts

1 Rate Book -
BG158/15: 1880, related to Tullamore Union: Electoral Division: Ballycommon.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

BG158 is arranged as follows:
BG158/1/1-112: Minute Books
BG158/2: Labourers (Ireland) Acts Minute Book
BG158/3: Financial Minute Book
BG158/4: Financial Statement Book
BG158/5: Treasurer's Account Book
BG158/6: Application &Report Book
BG158/7/1-2: Returns Form for Tullamore Union
BG158/8: Report of the Engineering Inspector
BG158/9: Plan of Infirmary
BG158/10: Death Notice Book
BG158/11: Workhouse Book - 'Provisions & necessaries required'
BG158/12: Workhouse Daybook
BG158/13/1-5: Dispensary Districts Minute Books
BG158/14/1-11: Dispensary District Notices (116 copies)
BG158/15: Rate Book

Conditions of access and use area

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

Script of material

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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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ISAD(G)

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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2019, Erin Sears

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Sources

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

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