|Title||Papers of Ballyshannon Town Commissioners|
|Archive Reference||IE DON BTC|
|Web Link to this Entry||https://iar.ie/archive/papers-ballyshannon-town-commissioners|
|Extent Medium||7 items|
Creator(s): Ballyshannon Town Commissioners
Administrative History ↴The Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act 1854 (17 & 18 Vict. c.103) permitted the establishment of town commissioners in areas of higher population. Ballyshannon Town Commissioners was formed under this Act. It became Ballyshannon Town Council under the Local Government Act 2001.
Archival History ↴The papers of Ballyshannon Town Commissioners were held at Ballyshannon workhouse until they were transferred to Donegal County Archives in 2006.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴Official Transfer
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Ballyshannon Town Commissioners ↴
The collection includes four bound volumes of the minutes of the meetings of Ballyshannon Town Commissioners, 1896 – 1963. (BTC/1/1 -BTC/1/4). The minutes refer to the day to day management of the Town by the Commissioners. Also includes is a register of mortgages for Ballyshannon Town Commission. Details include date of deed; parties are BTC and Commissioners of Public Works; purpose for which mortgage was given: erection of houses for working classes under Working Classes Act 1890; amount secured by mortgage; dates when instalments received; amount of each instalment received; mode of repayment; observations; 1900 – 1938.
There are also two General Rentals of Artisans’ Dwellings of Ballyshannon Town Commissioners. The areas included are Erne Street, Falgarragh Park and Cluain Bairrfinn, 1932 – 1953, 1954 – 1965. (Availability subject to confidentiality policy.)
Appraisal Destruction ↴Permanent Retention
Accruals ↴Further accruals of minutes expected in the future.
The collection arranged by minutes, and other material.
Conditions of Access & Use
|Access Conditions||There is restricted access to the housing material. Full access to the Minutes of meetings.|
|Conditions Governing Reproduction||Photocopying of bound volumes not permitted. Digitisation of minutes permitted under certain conditions.|
|Extent Medium||7 items|
|Material Language Script||English|
|Characteristics Tech Req||The collection is in good condition.|
|Finding Aids||Descriptive list Archive Web Link →|
|Originals Information||Held at Donegal County Archives.|
|Copies Information||Not copied.|
|Related Material||Ballyshannon Rural District Council, RDC/ Ballyshannon Poor Law Union, BG/38 Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners, BHC/|
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||2006|