Collection DescriptionDún Laoghaire Corporation was established on 14 October 1930, on foot of the Local Government (Dublin) Act 1930, which amalgamated the Urban District Council's of Blackrock, Dalkey, Killiney-Ballybrack and Dún Laoghaire. These local authorities had been constituted as townships in the mid-nineteenth century and designated as U.D.C.'s under the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898.

The records transferred from the disbanded authorities to Dún Laoghaire together with those extant in Dún Laoghaire's Town Hall constitute the main archive of the Corporation. Also included in this list are primary records created by then Corporation from its inception until 1973, when a full-time borough manager was appointed, and records of the Dean's Grange Joint Burial Board.

The records have been divided into five mini collections in recognition of the independent existence of the authorities prior to the 1930 amalgamation. Each collection has been given the reference prefix L.A. for Local Authority, LA1 is Blackrock; LA2 - Dalkey; LA3 - Killiney-Ballybrack; LA4 - Kingstown-Dún Laoghaire and LA5 - Dún Laoghaire Corporation.

A descriptive list is available for each Collection. See link provided for Blackrock.
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Letters of Complaint, 8 December 1862-12 June 1877, letters and memorials forwarded by the general public to the Commissioners mainly complaining about inadequate sanitation, defective drainage, the poor state of the roads and pathways and the lack of proper road crossings and street lighting. Included are demands for the watering of streets clearing of sewers and the removal of businesses. 111 items for example:

8 December 1862, includes letter from George Andrews, Williamstown Castle requesting that Williamstown be lighted with gas.

15 September 1874, includes letter from H. Stanley enclosing a £30 donation from Lord Carysfort to aid the reclamation of slobland for a park at Williamstown

22 October 1874, includes memorial complaining about the condition of Blackrock main street on which it is dangerous to drive, so much so drivers go around Idrone Terrace to escape it, sometime since one of the signatories was in a car and the horse was thrown down by the unevenness of the ground.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Repository NameDún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Address2 Marine Rd Dún Laoghaire County Dublin
EircodeA96 K6C9
Telephone(01) 205-4743
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually. When making enquiries please put 'Archive Services' in the subject line of email correspondence.