Clare Archives
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Background to Local Authority Collections


The County Archives is custodian of a wide range of archival series, and includes the records of a number of predecessor groups of the present local government system including the grand juries, poor law unions, rural district councils and boards of public health and assistance.

The archives service currently holds the archives of Clare County Council, Kilkee Town Commissioners and Kilrush Urban District Council. It contains board of guardian minute books for Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilrush, and Corofin unions and rural district council minute books for Corofin, Ennis, Ennistymon, Kiladysart, Tulla and Scarriff Rural District Councils.

Grand Juries
Poor Law Unions
Rural District Councils
Boards of Public Health and Assistance
Clare County Council
Urban Authorities

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