Griffith Valuation Surveys: 52 small volumes. Griffith’s Survey records are the handwritten booklets of the topographical survey of the parishes of Donegal. Each parish is subdivided into townlands and the townland is further subdivided into plots. The surveys are of properties worth over £5 only and include descriptions of quantity of land; rate per statute acre; amount (value) of land; number of houses. If there are no houses worth over £5, there is a comment that 'there are no houses in this townland worth £5 a year'. An overall description of the land includes drainage, relief and soil quality. The collection also includes correspondence, summaries and accounts, 1833 – 1840;
Griffifth's Valuation Survey, Buncrana
General Valuation: 400 volumes for most areas of Donegal, 1889 – c. 1980. General Valuation Records for the electoral divisions of Donegal showing how much each household had to pay in rates. It is subdivided into townlands and gives the name of the head of each household. The General Valuation is based on Griffith's Valuation or the Tenement Valuation and the value of the property was updated on a yearly basis. As a result of this, corrections were made to the valuation books, these normally were in a different colour of ink with the year of the revision marked in.
Extract: Valuation Book for townlands in Mintiaghs 1917-1934
All the above Valuation records are open to the public.
Mon - Fri: 9.15am to 12.15pm & 1.15pm to 3.00pm
Mon - Thurs: 9am to 4.30pm & Fri: 9am to 4pm
Mon - Thurs: 9am to 5pm & Fri: 9am to 4.30pm
Closed for Lunch: 12.30pm to 1.00pm