Mallow Infirmary

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleMallow Infirmary
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/SM630
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates10 July 1784-5 June 1862 (Gaps)
Extent Medium101pp + 4pp encl.


Creator(s): Mallow Infirmary Board of Governors

  • Administrative History ↴

    Established 1784, later known as the County Infirmary / County Hospital.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated by Tim Cadogan of Cork County Library.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Mallow Infirmary Board of Governors ↴

    Minute Book of Board of Governors of Mallow Infirmary County Cork (County Infirmary).


    10 July 1784, ‘Meeting of subscribers to an infirmary to be established by the voluntary subscriptions of several gentlemen of that Town and neighbourhood in aid of the sum of Two hundred pounds given… by some benevolent gentleman (who desires to have his name concealed) through the hands of the Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Cloyne’ (p1).

    10 Aug 1785, showing Accounts by Treasurer, audited and passed with balance of approx. 294. (p10)

    10 Jul 1788/Sep. 1788, on opening for first time as ‘County Infirmary’ with a Grant from the Grand Jury of County Cork of £50; James O’Regan also appointed as Physician & Surgeon (p17).

    10 June 1806, the Election of Doctors Thomas Packey and John Galwey as attending Physicians, to act ‘in concert’ with Doctor John Barry (p21).

    10 Feb 1817, a number of resolutions setting down the Rules of the Infirmary, such as, ‘That no person(Casualties Excepted) be admitted..without a written recommendation from a Subscriber (p26) and such as, ‘That any patient who shall introduce spiritous or malt liquors except such as may be prescribed shall be immediately put upon as low a diet as his case will admit of’ (p30). Also contains rules for the House Keeper and Servants (pp30-31).

    30 August 1830, text of letter sent to all Magistrates of Petty Sessions in County Cork requesting that all summary fines and penalties will be given over to the County Infirmary, signed by Joseph Barry, Secretary of the Board of Governors (p58).

    2 Aug 1844 entry regarding the Grand Jury refusing to ‘…grant in aid of the County Infirmary more than the sum of 82…’ required to cover debts.

    23 Dec 1852, inspection by Doctor Geary, Poor Law Union Medical Inspector (p94). With 4pp enclosures including letter from [James Galwey M.D.], 1844.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    1 item – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation Dates10 July 1784-5 June 1862 (Gaps)
Extent Medium101pp + 4pp encl.
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Fonds level description Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialCCCA: Mallow Board of Guardians

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40148