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County Committee of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture & Technical Instruction

County Committee of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture & Technical Instruction

Records

23 Volumes of correspondence, 1901 – 1913. In bound volume format, the letters are addressed to Donegal County Committee of Agriculture, and are described as 're: Live stock, agricultural and technical schemes'. The letters include subjects such as:

  • Developing instruction in and training of teachers in 'experimental science', 'sprigging', embroidery, cookery, laundry work, dressmaking, etc in schools and providing grants for same; and providing instruction in Veterinary hygiene;
  • County Donegal Poultry Scheme;
  • Flax Shows/ schemes; individual towns' home industries' societies' shows; livestock and other agricultural annual schemes, e.g., cattle breeding scheme, horse breeding scheme: funds for and prizes for improvement; cottage garden and farm prize schemes etc.

 

CDCA Reports and Prizes

 Handbook and entry form for scheme, early 20th century

 

Files include letters sanctioning payments for above schemes and prizes; including schedules of payments, including names of 'payee', for each of above schemes. Some correspondence and memoranda from local organisations are included in volumes, e.g., North West of Ireland Agricultural Society; Ballyshannon Co-operative Home Industries Society; merchants etc.

 

County Committee of Agriculture

‌Sheep Dipping Company advertisement

 

All listed County Donegal Committee of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture & Technical Instruction records are open to the public.

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