Papers of Ballyshannon Town Commissioners

Repository: Donegal County Archives

Identity Statement

TitlePapers of Ballyshannon Town Commissioners
Archive ReferenceIE DON BTC
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1896-1965
Extent Medium7 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.
  • Arrangement ↴

    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 ReproductionPhotocopying of bound volumes not permitted. Digitisation of minutes permitted under certain conditions.
Creation Dates1896-1965
Extent Medium7 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqThe collection is in good condition.
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

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

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