CollectionCounty Cavan Poor Law Union Records
Collection DescriptionThe Poor Law system operated in Ireland during the period 1838-1923. Ireland was divided into a number of poor law unions each of which had a workhouse and was overseen by a Board of Guardians. The Board of Guardians met on a weekly basis and it is the minutes of these meetings that are preserved here. Those persons attending meetings are named. Each week, the number of ‘inmates’ in the workhouse is given and they are categorised according to gender, age, whether able-bodied, aged and infirm, sick and lunatics. Numbers are also given for night lodgers and casuals, and for persons who were discharged or died each week [Cavan County Archives]
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1 volume, manuscript, Ballyconnell Dispensary Committee Minute Book, 1852-1898.

AccessBy prior appointment

A descriptive list for County Cavan Poor Law Unions is available here.

Repository NameCavan County Archives
AddressJohnston Central Library Farnham Street Cavan
EircodeH12 A3T1
Telephone(049) 4378500
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CommentThe information listed from this repository and included in the original Directory was extracted from some lists available in the archive. Where no lists existed, staff of the Women's History Project constructed an outline list of the material. Due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually. We are grateful for the assistance of provided by Josephine Brady, the County Librarian and Tom Sullivan.