Papers of Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners

Repository: Donegal County Archives

Identity Statement

TitlePapers of Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners
Archive ReferenceIE DON/BHC
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1887-1972
Extent Medium7 items


Creator(s): Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners

  • Administrative History ↴

    In 1886, the Ballyshannon Harbour Act was passed, In 1887, Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners were appointed to manage Ballyshannon Port.
  • Archival History ↴

    Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners records were held at the workhouse in Ballyshannon until they were transferred to the County Archives in 2006.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners ↴

    The collection contains the minutes of the meetings of the Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners in relation to the management of the harbour, 1887 – 1962 (BHC/1/1- BHC/1/2);
    Ledger detailing Board’s accounts in this period, 1888 – 1948 (BHC/2/1 – BHC/2/2);
    Details of expenditure of Harbour Commissioners, including salaries, postage, income tax, plant, sundries, 1932 – 1972 (BHC/2/3);
    Receipts book: 1931 – 1967 (BHC/2/4).

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals expected.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged by minutes of meetings, in date order, followed by financial documentation.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Full access
Conditions Governing ReproductionPhotocopying of bound volumes not permitted. Digitisation of items allowed under certain conditions.
Creation Dates1887-1972
Extent Medium7 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqGood condition.
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Originals InformationHeld at Donegal County Archives.
Copies InformationNot copied.
Related MaterialBallyshannon Town Commissioners, BTC. Ballyshannon Rural District Council, RDC/1 Ballyshannon Poor Law Union, BG/38.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNiamh Brennan
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2006