Under the Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act 1840, Limerick Corporation was reformed. The City Council now consisted of 40 elected councillors from 5 electoral wards. The franchise was extended to include all adult males that owned property valued at £10 per annum. Martin Honan, a Catholic merchant was elected as the first mayor of the reformed corporation. The minute books document the decisions, correspondence and activities of the City Council from this period.
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Official transfer from Limerick City Council to City Archives
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Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Limerick City Council ↴
Minute Books document the deliberations and decisions of Limerick City Council from 1841 to 1972 and refer to political, social and economic concerns relating to the functions of local government including: housing, water and sanitation, infrastructure and planning, civic events, elections, collection of rates, health, motor tax and issues of concern to citizens of Limerick City.
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Conditions of Access & Use
Available in Digital Format at
IE LA L/Smin; Limerick City Council Special Committee Minute Books
Dr. Matthew Potter, The Government and the people of Limerick, the History of Limerick Corporation/ City Council 1197-2006.
Dr. Matthew Potter, First Citizens of the Treaty City, The Mayors and Mayoralty of Limerick 1197-2007.
Descriptive Control Area
Limerick City Archives Archivist
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.