CollectionKingstown/Dún Laoghaire
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 Kingstown/Dún Laoghaire.
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Damp letter press copy book of the Kingstown Life-Boat Disaster Trust [established to assist the families of life-boatmen who lost their lives trying to save the "Palme".] Contains copy letters from the Trust's Secretary, John Donnelly, to fellow trustees and banks discussing the management and administration of the Trust and to beneficiaries enclosing allotted weekly allowances. Included are copy letters from Donnelly to the President, St Vincent de Paul's Orphanage, Glasnevin, informing him that some children, beneficiaries of the Trust, were to be placed in his care and enclosing a year's payment in advance. Also copy letter to some widows in receipt of assistance informing them that the trustees were dissatisfied with the manner in which they were raising and educating their children and threatening to withhold their allowances unless the children were placed in institutions approved by the Trust. Indexed, 4 June 1897-10 February 1902.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Century19th, 20th
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.