|Title||Papers of Ballyshannon Rural District Council|
|Archive Reference||IE DON RDC 1|
|Web Link to this Entry||https://iar.ie/archive/papers-ballyshannon-rural-district-council|
|Extent Medium||32 items|
Creator(s): Ballyshannon Rural District Council
Administrative History ↴Rural District Councils were established under the 1898 Local Government (Ireland) Act. In Donegal, there were ten rural district councils, Ballyshannon, Donegal, Dunfanaghy, Glenties, Inishowen, Letterkenny, Milford, Strabane No. 2, Stranorlar, Londonderry No. 2. The functions of the RDC's included responsibility for housing, water and sewerage and roads. RDC's were abolished in 1925 and their functions merged into the County Council and newly established Donegal Board of Health and Public Assistance.
Archival History ↴The surviving records of the Ballyshannon Rural District Council were held at the Courthouse in Lifford prior to the establishment of the County Archives in 1999.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴Official Transfer
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Ballyshannon Rural District Council ↴
Minutes of the meetings of Ballyshannon Rural District Council. The minutes are generally indexed by function and names. Includes minutes of the meetings held under the Public Health Acts as the Rural District Council acted as the Public Sanitary Authority. The minutes record decisions taken by the Council with regard to their responsibilities in the areas of water supply, public nuisances, dwellings, sanitary inspections, contagious diseases, sewerage; as well as the building and rent of cottages for farm labourers under the labourers acts; the building and repair of roads, bridges and fences. Included are the minutes of Financial Committees, including statements of receipts, usually monthly, accounts, salaries, expenditure, etc. Minutes also include decisions taken on matters such as motions from other local authorities, school attendance, rates, burial boards, malicious injuries claims, and liaisons with the Congested Districts Boards.
Appraisal Destruction ↴Permanent Retention
Accruals ↴Further accruals are expected as archives from the workhouse in Ballyshannon have been acquired but not yet listed.
The Collection is arranged in the following order: minutes of meetings of Council, minutes of school attendance committee, correspondence.
Conditions of Access & Use
|Access Conditions||Generally accessible.|
|Conditions Governing Reproduction||Bound volumes cannot be photocopied. Digitisation of extracts permitted in certain circumstances.|
|Extent Medium||32 items|
|Material Language Script||English|
|Characteristics Tech Req||Generally in good condition but bound volumes need to be handled with care.|
|Finding Aids||Descriptive list Archive Web Link →|
|Originals Information||Held in Donegal County Archives.|
|Copies Information||Some items scanned.|
|Related Material||RDC/2 Donegal Rural District Council BG/38 Ballyshannon Poor Law Union|
Descriptive Control Area
|Archivist Note||Niamh Brennan|
|Rules/Conventions||ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.|
|Date of Descriptions||2000|