Papers of Buncrana Urban District Council

Repository: Donegal County Archives

Identity Statement

TitlePapers of Buncrana Urban District Council
Archive ReferenceIE DON UDC 2
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1899-1970
Extent Mediumc350 items


Creator(s): Buncrana Town Commissioners and Buncrana Urban District Council

  • Administrative History ↴

    Buncrana Urban District Council was established under the 1898 Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898. Originally Buncrana Town Commissioners it achieved Urban District status in 1914. Its remit included local housing, the development of water and sewerage facilities, road building and road repair in its area, rates and the electoral register. The Urban District Councils and Town Commissioners became Town Councils in 2002.
  • Archival History ↴

    The Archives of Buncrana Urban District Council were held by Buncrana Urban District Council (now Town Council) until Donegal County Archives acquired them in 2004.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Buncrana Town Commissioners and Buncrana Urban District Council ↴

    The collection of Buncrana Urban District Council is extensive and is a detailed record of the day to day activities of the Council from its inception in 1914 and its role as a Town Commissioners prior to that. Included in this collection are the minutes and agendas of the Town Commissioners’ Public Health Committee from 1905 to 1913 (UDC/2/1/1 – UDC/2/1/2) and the minutes and agendas of the Urban District Council from its founding in 1914 to 1993 (UDC/2/1/2 – UDC/2/1/27). Also included in this substantial collection are correspondence files on housing, water and sewerage, roads building and repair, general administration, legal matters such as acquisition and disposal of land, acquisition of Urban District Status, administration of local elections. Included are Planning application registers and files from 1947 to 1973. Included are manager’s orders from 1947 to 1995.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    Further accruals of more recent records expected in the future.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged by minutes, Council Membership and Management, agendas, manager’s orders, legal documents, finance, planning, rates, electoral records, housing, water and sewerage, roads.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Full access to all records except records of a personal or sensitive nature such as housing application files.
Conditions Governing ReproductionBound volumes cannot be photocopied. Digitisation of extracts permitted in certain circumstances.
Creation Dates1899-1970
Extent Mediumc350 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqThe collection is generally in good condition. Some papers and bound volumes are fragile and must be handled carefully.
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Originals InformationHeld at Donegal County Archives.
Copies InformationNot copied.
Related MaterialBg/97 Inishowen Board of Guardians RDC/5 Inishowen Rural District Council

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNiamh Brennan
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2004, Revised 2011