Collection: County Cavan Poor Law Union Records
|The 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]
|Collection Web Address
Repository: Cavan County Archives
|Cavan County Archives
|Johnston Central Library Farnham Street Cavan
|The 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.