Donegal County Council was formed under the 1898 Local Government (Ireland) Act, replacing the administrative functions of the Donegal Grand Jury. Its functions include housing, roads, planning, water and environment, libraries and for a period in the twentieth century, public health. It has been variously overseen by the Local Government Board, the Department of Local Government and Public Health, and in more recent years, the Department of the Environment and Local Government.
Archival History ↴
The minutes of the meetings of Donegal County Council have been traditionally preserved and maintained by the County Secretariat; this continues now in conjunction with the County Archives.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Donegal County Council ↴
The minutes of meetings of Donegal County Council, which date back to 1899, are a record of the activities of the Council and the decisions taken by its members, on matters ranging from the building and maintenance of roads and bridges, to public housing, planning and development, the development and improvement of water supply and sewerage systems, the general environment, local elections, the county library, county museum, County Arts Office, arts centre, arts activities and facilities, heritage and archives.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
Further accruals of minutes take place annually.
The County Council minutes of meetings are arranged in date order.
Conditions of Access & Use
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Photocopying of bound volumes is not permitted. Digitisation of minutes under certain conditions permitted.
Held at the strong room, Donegal County Secretariat.
The County Council minutes of meetings from 1899 to 1980 have been security microfilmed and digitally scanned. Some of the digital scans are on the County Archives website. More will be put up at a later date.
Descriptive Control Area
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.