CollectionFanad Health Club, District Nursing Association
Collection DescriptionArchives of the District Nursing Association of Fanad, known as Fanad Health Club. The associations operated under the Queen's Institute of Nursing and the Lady Dudley Nursing Scheme. Fanad Health Club was established to facilitate the operation of district nurses in the area. Services were provided on members paying a subscription. Other Health Clubs were established around Donegal.
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Fanad Health Club

Fanad Health Club Documents

Fanad Health Club newspaper cuttings

The collection is divided into three parts and includes correspondence between members of the Fanad Health Club. This includes letters from Sean Ó Deagha, County Medical Officer of Health, Coiste Slainte Dhun na nGall, to Miss E. R. C. Hart, who would serve as Secretary and President of the Club, on its establishment and administration, and on the construction of cottages to accommodate nurses. Also comprises Letters from Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland to Miss Hart (8 April 1932- 22 July 1935); minutes of meetings and notes of events from 1932-1935; two letters between Father McCaul, Frosses, and Mrs Barton, of Portsalon Hotel, regarding fundraising efforts for the Club; Annual Report, 1935, and letters from Donegal County Committee of District Nursing Association and Donegal County Nursing Association; correspondence from the Benevolent Society of St Patrick (also known as the Irish Peasantry Society) concerning the provision of grants towards the association (1932-33); photographs of nurses, including one of the Jubilee Nurses Reunion; lists of collectors of funds; and newsclippings, posters, sketches, tickets, related to fundraising activities.

AccessBy prior appointment
Repository NameDonegal County Archives
AddressThree Rivers Centre Lifford County Donegal
EircodeF93 PN3H
Telephone(074) 915-3900
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