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County Donegal Poor Law Union/Boards of Guardian Minutes of Meetings, 1916:

 

BALLYSHANNON

 

Ballyshannon Board of Guardians Minutes, 1st January - 12 February 1916

 

Ballyshannon Board of Guardians Minutes, 12 February - 1 April 1916 (b)

 

Ballyshannon Board of Guardians Minutes, 1 April - 20 May 1916 (c)

Ballyshannon Board of Guardians Minutes, 24 June - 5 August 1916  

 

Ballyshannon Board of Guardians Minutes, 5 August - 30 Sept 1916

 

Ballyshannon Board of Guardians Minutes, 30 Sept - 18 Nov 1916

 

DONEGAL

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes, 1 - 29 Jan 1916

 

Donegal Board of Guardians, 29 Jan 1916 - 4 March 1916

 

Donegal Board of Guardians, 4 March - 8 April 1916

 

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes, 8 April - 6 May 1916

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes. 6 May - 10 June 1916

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes, 10 - 24 June 1916

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 Donegal Board of Guardians, 1 July - 29 July 1916

 

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes, 2 Sept 1916 to 23 Sept 1916

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes, 30 Sept 1916 - 4 Nov 1916

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes, 4 Nov 1916 to 25 Nov 1916

 

Donegal Board of Guardians Minutes, 9 Dec - 23 Dec 1916

 

 

DUNFANAGHY‌

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 29 Jan 1916 - 26 Feb 1916

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 4 March - 25 March 1916

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 8 April to 22 April 1916

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 29 April - 6 May 1916

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes from mid May 1916 to November 1916 have not been deposited in the County Archives and have probably not survived.

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 11 Nov - 2 Dec 1916  

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Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 9 Dec 1916 - 6 Jan 1917 

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 13 Jan 1917 - 10 Feb 1917

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 17 Feb 1917 - 31 March 1917

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 31 March 1917 - 28 April 1917

 

Dunfanaghy Board of Guardians Minutes, 28 April 1917

 

GLENTIES‌

 

Glenties Board of Guardians Minutes, 9 Sept 1915 - 5 February 1916

 

Glenties Board of Guardians Minutes, 12 February 1916 to 24 June 1916

  

Glenties Board of Guardians Minutes, 22 July 1916 to 28 October 1916

 

 Glenties Board of Guardians Minutes, 28 October 1916 to 3 March 1917

 

INISHOWEN‌

 

Inishowen Board of Guardians Minutes, 27 Dec 1915 - 28 February 1916

 

Inishowen Board of Guardians Minutes, 6 March 1916

 

Inishowen Board of Guardians, 13 March 1916 to 1 May 1916

 

Inishowen Board of Guardians, 1 May to 10 July 1916 

 

Inishowen Board of Guardians, 11 July 1916 to 28 August 1916

 

 Inishowen Board of Guardians, 4 Sept 1916 to 11 Sept1916

Inishowen Board of Guardians, 2 Oct 1916 - 13 Nov 1916

 

 Inishowen Board of Guardians, 27 Nov 1916 to 20 Jan 1917-

 

 

MILFORD

 

Milford Board of Guardians Minutes, 8 Jan to 26 Feb 1916

 

Milford Board of Guardians Minutes, 4 March - 15 April 1916

 

Milford Board of Guardians Minutes, 22 April to 27 May 1916

 

Milford Board of Guardians Minutes, 8 July - 11 November 1916

 

Milford Board of Guardians Minutes, 2 Dec 1916 - 10 Feb 1917

 

STRANORLAR 

  

Stranorlar Board of Guardians Minutes, 14 June 1915 - 27 Sept 1917

 

Stranorlar Board of Guardians Minutes, 27 Sept 1915 - 14 February 1916

 

Stranorlar Board of Guardians Minutes, 19 February 1916 -7 August 1916

 

Stranorlar Board of Guardians Minutes, 19 August 1916 - 18 December 1916

  

Stranorlar Board of Guardians Minutes, 8 Jan 1917 - 12 Feb 1917

 

Rural District Council, Letterkenny

 

Letterkenny RDC minutes, Aug 1914- August 1915

 

Letterkenny RDC minutes, Sept 1915- July 1916

 

Letterkenny RDC minutes, Aug 1916 - Sept 1917

 

Donegal County Council

Unfortunately most of the minutes from Donegal County Council for 1916 - 1920 do not survive. Below is an example of those that have survived from 1916.

 

Donegal Co Co Mins 24 Feb 1916, page 1

Donegal Co Co Mins 24 Feb 1916, page 2 

 

Donegal Co Co Mins 24 Feb 1916 page 3

 

Donegal Co Co Mins 24 Feb 1916 page 4

 

Donegal Co Co Mins 24 Feb 1916 page 5

 

Donegal Co Co Mins 24 Feb 1916 page 6

 

Donegal Co Co Mins 24 Feb 1916 page 7

 

 

A Social and Cultural Study of Crofter Life on the West Donegal Seaboard, a 1940 Thesis by Patrick O'Neill in two parts

Social & Cultural Study of Crofter Life on the West Donegal Seaboard

 

Social & Cultural Study of Crofter Life on the West Donegal Seaboard 2

Original thesis in two volumes written by Patrick O'Neill, entitled 'A Social and Cultural Study of Crofter Life on the West Donegal Seaboard', 1940.

The first volume is divided into chapters. The chapters include physical features, climate, soil, agriculture (corn, manures, potatoes, crop rotation), transhumance and livestock, rundale, congestion and land tenure, home industries, fishing, curraghs, housing.
The second volume includes handrawn statistical maps of Donegal, including of structural features of a sea curragh. Also includes sketch of 'crofter's lime kiln', drawings of spools and pot for holding yarn and house types along western seaboard plus older types of 'crofter dwelling'.
Black and white photographs include of Upper Finn Valley, and houses and cottages in Knockfola,  Traweenagh Bay, Gibbstown, Co Meath,  Ballyroarty, Stranocloc (Owenea Valley), Sthraboy, Teelin, Altnagoire (Ranafast),  Drumeen, Rann na Gille, Teelin- Seamus O h-E[ ],  Bunbeg, and also Norway.
Thesis was submitted to Queens University Belfast and is also available in the college library.

*Digitised for Creative Ireland projects 2017

 

 

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Fanad Health Club, District Nursing Association

Fanad Health Club, 1931 - 1935

Fanad Health Club

 

Bound Volume containing correspondence, memoranda, photographs, flyers, newspaper cuttings, in relation to district nursing in Donegal and the Fanad Health Club  in particular.
Many items, including letters and newspaper extracts and photographs, are inserted into the volume. They are listed here in P/27/1.
Volume includes:
-Sheet outlining Cost of Queen's Jubilee Nurses, including salary and uniforms and free furnished cottage.
-Notes relating to history of setting up of the Club.
-Correspondence is primarily between members of Fanad Health Club. Particularly includes series of pasted in letters from Sean O Deagha, County Medical Officer of Health, Coiste Slainte Dhun na nGall, (who died aged 43 following appendix operation, in summer 1935, some months after marrying Dr Attracta Halpenny, pathologist in Dublin) to Miss E. R. C. Hart, Carrablagh, Portsalon (became secretary and later president of the Club), on the setting up of the association, employment of district nurses, nurses' salary, providing accommodation (e.g., building cottages in the area) for each nurse, nurses' performances, subsidies for Club from Dept of Local Government and Public Health, fundraising etc. (12 August 1931 - 16 April 1932 )
-Letters from O Deagha to Public Health Offices, Stranorlar; and to Dept of L.G. & P.H.
-Letters from Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland to Miss Hart (8 April 1932- 22 July 1935) on matters such as affiliation with the Institute and recommendations regarding nurses' qualifications and salaries and pension needs. Also letters from the Institute's Irish Branch. Also pasted in is Suggested Constitution and Rules for a District Nursing Association in affiliation with the Queen's Institute.

-Handwritten minutes of meetings and notes of events from 17 January 1932 to 24 July 1935.

-Newspaper articles, including from Derry Journal, (29 April 1932- c. July 1935) regarding meetings of the Club, presided over by Rev. Canon Gallagher, PP; outings, events, lectures given by members, obituary to Sean O Deagha (O'Dea); reunion of Jubilee Nurses.

-Handwritten correspondence (two letters) between Father McCaul, Frosses, and Mrs Barton, Portsalon Hotel, concerning fundraising for the association, particularly in relation to the bishop's pastoral on the subject of behaviour at dances. (25 - 29 September 1932).
 
-1935 Annual Report and other correspondence from Donegal County Committee of District Nursing Association and Donegal County Nursing Association..

-Correspondence from the Benevolent Society of St Patrick, also called the Irish Peasantry Society, regarding grants towards the association (7 July 1932- 3 August 1933)

-Photographs include two pasted into volume: one of unnamed groups of nurses; one of Jubilee Nurses Reunion photograph, including J.W. Fullerton, Lady Stewart, Miss Harte, Mrs C. Kelly, Mrs Boyd, Dr M. McGinley, Dr O Deagha and Mrs Colhoun and Mrs Magee.

-Lists of collectors of funds.
-Posters, sketches, cuttings from newspapers, invitation cards, tickets etc concerning fundraising activities, such as garden fetes, dances and carnivals for the Club.

 

*Digitised for Creative Ireland project 2017*

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