Limerick City Council Minute Books

Repository: Limerick City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleLimerick City Council Minute Books
Archive ReferenceIE LA L/Min
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1841-1972
Extent Medium39 volumes


Creator(s): Limerick City Council

  • Administrative History ↴

    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.
  • Archival History ↴

    Official transfer from Limerick City Council to City Archives
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

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.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴


Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available in Digital Format at
Creation Dates1841-1972
Extent Medium39 volumes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialIE 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

Archivist NoteLimerick City Archives Archivist
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.