Papers of Londonderry No. 2 Rural District Council

Repository: Donegal County Archives

Identity Statement

TitlePapers of Londonderry No. 2 Rural District Council
Archive ReferenceIE DON RDC 10
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1899-1921
Extent Medium2 items


Creator(s): Londonderry No. 2 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 (all in County Donegal.) 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 archives of Londonderry No. 2 Rural District Council were held at the Courthouse in Lifford until the establishment of the County Archives in 1999.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Londonderry No. 2 Rural District Council ↴

    Minutes of the meetings of Londonderry No. 2 Rural District Council- an area entirely within the county of Donegal, 1899 – 1921. 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, RDC/10/1/1 -RDC/10/1/2.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals expected.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Full access.
Conditions Governing ReproductionPhotocopying of bound volumes not permitted. Digitisation permitted under certain circumstances.
Creation Dates1899-1921
Extent Medium2 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqThe collection is in good condition. Bound volumes must be handled carefully.
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Allied Materials

Originals InformationHeld at Donegal County Archives.
Copies InformationNot copied.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNiamh Brennan
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions1999