Ennistymon Union Minute Books

Book No. 1 

Meetings held from 21st July 1843 - 15th September 1843

Meeting held on the 21st day of July, l843.

[264]The register book was signed from no. 494 to no. 497.

[265]
The clerk's report was read to the following effect.  The porter reported to the clerk, that he only got milk twice in the last week from the master, and that the master refused to give him his milk on Friday and Saturday before that, these are dinner milks.  It was reported to the clerk that all the paupers got no milk on Sunday morning for breakfast except three, although the milk was in the store at the time the breakfast was eating and before many of them had commenced eating.  The clerk saw two men eating potatoes and salt for dinner on Sunday evening instead of potatoes and milk, that they should have. Breakfast was so late as 20 minutes to ll o' clock on Monday morning instead of 9 o'clock in the hall.  Breakfast was so late as 12 o'clock in the female infirm ward on the same day. 
[266]
The clerk applied to the master on Monday last for a trowsers for Joseph MacNamara, the messenger of the house and a pauper, his trowsers being very much worn and tattered, pursuant to a resolution of this board dated l6th of December last. The master refused to comply with the order in this respect. 
The clerk observes that the total no. of days in the abstract of the weekly relief list and the total no.of days in the same weeks in the provision book do not agree as they ought. 
The clerk observes in the weekly returns of turf consumed, 40 boxes in each week amounting to 1.6.8 almost from the commencement up to the last week in the half year 25th March, l843, when there appears consumed in this week 724 boxes amounting to 24.2.8. 

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

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Received during the week 46 0 0
Paid during the week 110 7 7
Balance against the guardians 349 13 9
[267] Rates collected and lodged 46 0 0
Rates remaining 1187 19 6 1/4
[268] Cost of provisions and necessities received 8 13 9/16
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed 8 16 3 601/896
General cost of an inmate 0 1 1

No visiting committee this week. 

Matron reported, that she protested against the master's account of milk in as much as he had not credited some milk supplied to the hospital and some milk which she had given to the officers.

[269]
The matron requested the board would investigate the accounts of bread and groceries as well as the milk account as she stated that she was often obliged to buy bread at her own expense to give to those to whom bread was allowed by the board, but that the master did not allow the contractor to send the due quantity.  That she reported this before to the board but that the board passed it by cooly. 
That the master's reports against her would be attended to, but that her reports against the master would not.  The matron reported that she was obliged to buy bread for her breakfast on last Sunday week as the master refused to give her, her bread on that day. 
The matron reported that the master had not given her a store for the clothing, but that he offered her a store that is not adapted for a laundry store, being at too great a distance from the laundry as the clothes aired and dried in the laundry would often get wet in removing.  
The matron reported that the master refused to take into his store some clothes which she sent him although he promised the board and the Assistant Commissioner that he would. 
[270] The matron reported that the master only gave her l4 lb.to the stone of unwashed potatoes instead of 16 lb. and that the porter and schoolmistress were similarily treated. 
The matron reported that the porter complained to her that the master did not give him his dinner milk on Friday and Saturday the l4th & l5th inst. that he demanded it from her but that she could not give it, the master having taken the distribution of the diets into his own hands by virtue of his own authority. 
The matron requested that the board would reconsider the decision made with regard to the loss in the clothing etc. if the master had not the same power in the commencement of locking and securing everything as he has now done we would submit that the decision was right, but if he had the same power then that he has now, she ought not be made pay one penny. 
The matron reported that the master give every facility for robbing the house, that she found the door open in winter last at a late hour at night, the key in the master's possession and he gone to Ennistymon where he after remained until l or 2 o' clock.  This is no invention of the matron, the porter and messenger know it.  
[271]
The matron reported that one of the paupers left the house one night with the union clothes.  That the master had not time to look after him, he was so busy playing cards with her own brother, her servant man, and one of the paupers, that he ought to recollect it. That the master and her brother had a great boxing match and that that is the way the master was saving the union property, burning fire and light until morning.   The master got an epiliptic fit. 
The master is acquitted of several of the charges made against him by the matron, the last two charges being so far back as last winter. 
Resolved that we do not take them into consideration against him now. 
Upon the chairman observing that the mismanagement of the union property had arisen from the neglect of duty which appeared on the part of the master and matron and if he had, in his own private establishment, servants that would conduct his business in a similar manner that he would find  himself bound to discharge them.
[272]
Resolved that upon investigating the complaints against the master and matron and the gross mismanagement and neglect of duty of which they appear guilty, not withstanding the warning given them by a former resolution of this board on the second of June last, in order to the future safety of the property of the union and for the maintenance of proper discipline in the workhouse, that both those officers be dismissed. 

Charles Carrigg moved an amendment that they be not dismissed, seconded by Patrick Clancy. 
Upon the division there appeared for the motion eight for the amended five. 
Majority for the motion three. 

The treasurer having attended the board this day repudiated the conduct of the board in issuing checks upon him at a time they know that he has no funds of theirs in his hands to pay them. 
Proposed that no checks be issued in future until there is funds in the treasurer's hands to pay them. 
[273]
Ordered that 9 paupers removed from Ennistymon Electoral Division and four paupers removed from Rath Electoral division on the l6th of June last and placed on the union at large be this day placed on the several electoral divisions from which they were removed on said  l6th of June. 
Austin Slattery gives notice that he will on this day week remove any paupers improperly located on Ennistymon Electoral Division.
Read tenders for meat. 
Ordered that Patrick Lynch's tender for supplying beef and mutton for 6 months be accepted  at 3 1/2d per pound.  The clothes of the infirmary remain in the laundry unwashed, the women have refused to wash them, but if they were allowed to take them to the river first they would afterwards wash them in the workhouse. 

Doctor's Report
We have had one new case of fever since last report. There are at present in hospital males 4, females 5.  Of these, 4 are cases of fever. We have had no deaths.
                                                                                                                         Charles Finucane
[274]
Meeting held on the 28th day of July, l843.

The register book was signed from no. 494 to no. 497.

[275] The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that the

  


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Balance against the guardians was 349 13 9
Rates collected and lodged 132 0 0
Rates remaining 1080 9 6 1/4
[276] Cost of provisions and necessities received 8 13 9 9/16
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed 8 16 3 601/896
General cost of an inmate 0

1

1

[277]
Master's Report.
The master reported that the new dietary seems to agree well with the inmates. That there are only 4 cases of fever in hospital which are all convalescent and 4 cases of other diseases, total 8. 
The master requires an order for brushes and brooms.   That a pauper named Mary Kennedy, discharged on Friday, remained in the house until Sunday, the master having got no order for her discharge until Saturday night from the clerk.  That Joan Kinncane, a pauper, died of bedsores, left a gown and petticoat.  
Ordered to be given to her next of kin.  That servant maids still continue in the workhouse.
Ordered that those servants be discharged from the workhouse forthwith.  The master reports the injury of taking a portion of a family, while the principal persons remain outside. 
Ordered that all such families, upon a proper enquiry into the circumstances, be discharged. 
[278]
Ordered that the clerk does communicate with Mr. George MacNamara on the subject of the default of James Callinan, the collector, Mr. MacNamara being one of his sureties.

Resolved that the following be appointed a finance and audit Committee, namely Mr. James
O' Gorman, Mr. John O' Dwyer, Mr. Francis Fitzgerald, Mr. Michael Considine, Mr. Patrick Fitzgibbon, and that before any bill be submitted for payment by this board such account must be signed by three at least of this committee. 

Medical Report:
Since last report we have had no new case of fever, in fact that disease has nearly disappeared. Johanna Kinnucane who came into the house labouring under rheumatism some time since died on the night of the 24th July from bedsores. The house is healthy.
                                                                                                        Charles Finucane M.R.C.S.L.

[279]
Resolved that this board be specially summoned for this day week, the 4th August, for the purpose of reconsidering the resolution agreed to on the last day of the meeting as far as regards the master and matron of the workhouse. 
Michael O'Brien, the collector, has attended the board and settled his accounts, he is therefore not to be censured. 
Resolved that it appearing that Bridget Forhen, with her children John Forhen and Biddy Forhen now in this house, has her husband, an ablebodied man, at large and that he is in the habit of visiting her,
Resolved therefore that Bridget Forhen and her children be discharged.  It appearing that Elizabeth Reynolds has a husband, an ablebodied man who visits her,
Resolved that Elizabeth Reynolds be discharged.
Resolved that Messrs John O'Dwyer, Michael Considine and Pat Fitzgibbon be appointed a committee to meet at 10 o'clock on Wednesday next to investigate and report on such cases of ablebodied or of persons having others liable to their support and to make such report to the board at the next meeting. 
[280]
Ordered that an advertisement be put out for tenders, for the repairs of the windows of the workhouse by the pane.

Division Collector Amount
s d
Ennistymon Ross O'Loughlin Apr-Aug 43 98 10 0
M. Malbay Michl. O'Brien July-Sept 43 75 0 0
Liscannor Wm. Conole July-Sept 43 66 0 0
Kilshanny Wm. Conole July-Sept 43 33 0 0
Kililagh Bryan Daly Apr-Sept 43 38 10 0
Kilfenora Bryan Daly Apr-Aug 43 101 16 0
Rath Ml. Owen July-Sept 43 69 10 0
Corofin Ml. Owen July-Sept 43 82 0 0
Carron Martin McMahon April-Sept 43 84 2 0
Burren Ml. Kerin June-Sept 43 64 2 7
Drumcreehy Ml. Kerin Aug-Sept 43 26 8 0
Rathborney Ml. Kerin Jun-Sept 43 89 2 6
Kilonahen Bryan Daly Apr-Sept 43 33 0 0

[281]
Meeting held on the 4th August 1843.

Mr. Bourke the Assistant Commissioner was present. 
Mr. John Shannon, an Ennis guardian, was present.
[282]
The register book was signed from no.498 to no.513. 
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that the

s d
Balance against the guardians was 85 1 2
[283] Rates collected and lodged 132 12 7
Rates remaining 947 16 1
Cost of provisions and necessities received 7 6 9 57/64
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed 8 14 1 119/224
General cost of an inmate

0

1 1

[284]
Master's Report
The master reports that dinner was late on Monday in consequence of not having potatoes in time, as also breakfast on Tuesday morning in consequence of not having turf.  
The master has only to repeat his report of last week with respect to the efficiency of the new dietary. The changes of diet can be seen on reference to the book for that purpose left by the master before your board. 
The master got the hospital clothes washed and soaped, he has to complain of a woman named Bridget Daly, who refused to wash any of them. 
[285]
The master required an order last meeting for brushes and brooms.  He did not get it.   He is in much want of them as the house cannot be cleaned without them. 
The master gave leave to James Droney, a pauper, to go to Lahinch on Thursday morning, he fancying that a person there could cure him of a certain disease.  He required him on Monday and Thursday for the same purpose.  The allowance or disapproval of the same are to be recorded on your minutes.

The committee whom your board appointed at last meeting have attended and adopted the report laid before you. 
There has been no new case of sickness since last meeting and those in hospital after fever are recovering. 

Number in the house this day.  

Men 35
Women 30
Boys 51
Girls 30
Infants 5

Medical Report
The house is in a healthy state at present, there are only nine cases under medical treatment.    Out of these there are 2 in fever, both convalescent and fit to be discharged in the course of the week.                                                                                                                   James Shannon M.D

[286] We have attended at the workhouse on Wednesday and inspected the entire paupers out of which we consider all are objects of relief, unless the undermentioned persons viz; James Doherty (wife being in Miltown and a good dressmaker), Patty Lynch ablebodied, Mary Marrinan and family, offered a house and garden, Anne Murphy husband living outside, Joseph Hogan ablebodied. 

August 2nd 1843.

John O'Dwyer.

Pat Fitzgibbon.

Michael Considine.

Resolved that we adopt the above report and that the persons named in it be discharged on Saturday next after breakfast, with the exception of James Doherty who is in hospital and who is to be discharged when he is well.
Resolved the clerk be directed to communicate with the contractor for potatoes and inform him that the potatoes are very bad and that the contractor must supply better potatoes in future under the penalty of this board.
[287] Resolved that on a reconsideration of the resolution adopted on the 21st day July with respect to the dismissal of the master and matron of the workhouse, we are of opinion that with respect to the master the resolution should be rescinded. 
Upon a division there appeared for rescinding the resolution 5, against it 14, majority 9.  The matron is accordingly suspended. 
Resolved that Miss Leyden, schoolmistress be put in charge as matron of the workhouse until a matron is elected.
Resolved that an advertisement be put forward on the General Advertiser and Clare Journal, inviting tenders from competent persons, to fill the office of matron.  Such election to take place on Friday the first of September 1843, salary 20 per annum.
[288] Resolved that Bridget Daly and family be discharged, she having refused to wash clothes at the master's request.  James Quinn gives notice that he will, on this day week, remove Peter Hansbury from Carron Electoral Division, he having been improperly located  there. 
John Kerin gives notice that he will, on this day week remove any paupers improperly located on Burren Electoral Division. 

No guardians attended on the 11th August 1843.

[289]
Meeting held on the 18th day of August 1843.

The register book was signed from no.514 to no.515. 

Resolved that Charles Carrigg's tender for repairing the windows of the workhouse be adopted at 5 1/2d per pane large and small, for 12 months from this date. 
[290]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

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Received during the week 13 10 0
Paid during the week 140 4 2
Balance against the guardians 211 15 4
Rates collected and lodged 13 10 0
[291] Cost of provisions and necessities received 5 4 5 29/32
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed 8 7 11 43/448
General cost of an inmate 1 2 7/16

[292]
Master's Report
The potatoes continue the same as at last meeting.  He had also to complain of the quality of milk delivered the early part of this and the end of last week.  However, an improvement has taken place and the usual good quality is now delivering, the other portions of the diet are going on well. Sickness much on the decrease, only 7 remaining in hospital, none of which have fever.  The gruel was obliged to be used one evening this week without salt in consequence of the contractor not sending it. 
A stone hammer has been let fall into the privy by one of the boys. 
A pane of glass has been broken in one of the dining hall windows by the girls while cleaning them on Tuesday. 
The changes of diet by medical officers' order since last meeting can be seen on reference to the book for that purpose left by the master before your board. 

Number in the house this day.

Men 31
Women 29
Boys 48
Girls 26
Infants 4

[293]
Medical Report
The house continues in a healthy state, fever has entirely disappeared, there not being one case of disease in hospital at present.  There are only 9 cases entirely under medical treatment, one of whom viz. James Doherty is fit to be discharged this day.  
                                                                                                                 James Shannon M.D
                                                                                                                      Medical Officer
Resolved that the following persons be removed from the Ennistymon Electoral Division to the union at large, being improperly located on Ennistymon Electoral Division viz John Molloy, Hanora McGloskey, Mary Gallery, Ellen Gallery, Biddy Gallery, Mary Quinn, John Hennessy, Hanora Flanigan, Andrew Gallery, Anthony Morgan, Joseph, Nancy and Mary Hennessy, Morty Hogan and Ellen McMahon.
Resolved that Anne Curran gets leave of absence for 2 days.

[294]
Meeting held on the 25th of August 1843.

The register book was signed from No.516 to No.536.
The clerk reported that the contract for potatoes would expire on the 1st of Sept. next. 
Resolved that tenders be invited for the supplying of potatoes for the workhouse for 2 months from the 1st of Sept. next.

[295]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s d
Received during the week 16 0 0
Paid during the week 0 0 0
Balance against the guardians 211 15 4
Rates collected and lodged 16 0 0
Rates remaining 910 6 1
[296] Cost of provisions and necessities received 6 18 9
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed 8 4 11
General cost of an inmate

0

1 2

[297]
Master Report:
From the quantity of clothing in store, and, to free them from damage as the store is small, the master would require your board to give directions to have the sashes in it all open on hinges for ventilation. The master called the attention of your board sometime since to the propriety of procuring brushes for shoes as the master is convinced the subject is one of economy, as leather by being kept clean will last much longer than otherwise. He again impresses this subject on your board. 
The master having the wall in the bounds nearly complete he would require your board to get a gate at the entrance to prevent trespass.
Mr. Fallon, who is contractor for bread meal, gave notice to the master on Saturday that he would not give anymore of those articles. The master went to Ennistymon for the purpose of making some arrangements on the subject, but induced Mr. Fallon to continue until this day, that the subject may be discussed by your board and the master relieved from the necessity of acting in the matter in the absence of the advice of your board. 

Potatoes continue the same as last meeting, the contract for them   will expire on the 1st Sept. next. Your board should invite tenders for that day.  
The dietary continues to act as favourably as at last report.  The house was never in a more healthy state, a  fact favourable to the present dietary.  6 only in hospital in addition to its efficiency in this respect.  The table herewith laid before you of the great saving attending its introduction.
[298]
The master would require a further condemnation of clothes for the purpose of mending others, those mostly worn will keep those partially so in a good state for sometime longer.
Resolved that three suits of each class of clothing be condemned for the purpose of mending, in addition to four mens' trowsers and three boys' trowsers condemned on a previous occasion. 
Read the Commissioners' order dismissing the matron.  Moved that Charles Carrigg's tender for repairing the windows of the workhouse, adopted on the 18th inst., does not exceed beyond mending the number of panes now broken on the house at present.
Resolved that it is necessary that the messenger of the house gets a pair of shoes & stockings.
Resolved that an order be given for half a reim of paper, 1 jar of ink, and 1 gross of quills for the use of the school. 
[299]
Resolved that the clerk does inform Mr. Michael Kerin that the premium of insurance of this workhouse required by him will be settled on Friday next. 
[300]
Ennistymon Union Workhouse.
Table shewing the saving effected by the adoption of the present dietary, as compared with the one previously in use. Calculated supposing the house to contain 140 persons, 139 being the actual number in the house. 

Former Dietary

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Average weekly expense of a pauper: 1 5 1/4
Daily expense of the 140 persons: 1 8 9
Weekly expense of the 140 persons: 10 1 3
3 month's expense of the 140 persons: 120 15 0
12 month's expense of the 140 persons: 523 5 0
12 month's expense of each pauper: 3 14 9
Present Dietary s d
Average weekly expense of a pauper: 1 1 1/8
Daily expense of the 140 persons: 1 1 9 3/14
Weekly expense of the 140 persons: 7 13 1 1/2
3 month's expense of the 140 persons: 91 17 6
12 month's expense of the 140 persons: 398 2 6
12 month's expense of each pauper: 2 16 10 1/2
Saved by the Present Dietary s d
Saved weekly for each pauper: 4 1/8
Saved daily for 140 persons: 6 10 1/2
Saved weekly for 140 persons: 2 8 1 1/2
Saved in 3 months for 140 persons: 28 17 6
Saved in 12 months for 140 persons: 125 2 6
Saved in 12 months for each pauper: 17 10 1/2

                                    Michael walsh, master.
                                    11 August 1843
[301]
Medical Report:
The house has never been in a more heathly state than at present.  Fever has altogether disappeared and we have not had one death for the last month.  There are only 8 persons under medical treatment at present. 
                                                                                                                    James Shannon, M.D.

Ordered
that Patrick Walsh gets liberty to go to his religious duties once in the month out of the workhouse, he having applied to the board for such liberty.

[302]
Meeting held on the 1st September 1843.

Joseph Bourke Esq. A.P.L.C. was present. 
The register book was signed from No. 517 to No. 548. 
The clerk reported:
[303]
That tenders were invited for potatoes for two months from 1st September 1843. 
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s d
Received during the week 122 11 3
Paid during the week 20 0 0
Balance against the guardians 93 12 1
Rates collected and lodged 122 11 3
Rates remaining 796 4 10
[304] Cost of provisions and necessities received 7 7 7 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed 8 4 6 5/12
General cost of an inmate 0 1 0 1/2

Master's Report
The master submitted to the medical officer the names of all persons on bread dietary. He refused to change any but those marked in diet book from a consistent motive. 
The master however refused to give any more than 100lbs weekly as Ordered by your board on Friday, selecting those in the master's judgement most in need of it.  The master was obliged to have the dietary in a way of being
[305] checked to give daily what would weekly amount to 103 lbs 4 oz.

lbs oz
Officers 28 0
Infirmary 15 12
Female Ward 8 12
Supplies 29 12
Infants 17 0
in schoolroom 3 0

One of the boys allowed his cap to fall into the privy on Saturday. 
The dietary continues to work as favourable and as satisfactory as at last report. Sickness continues to decrease and the state of the house at present was never more healthy taking all the classes together. 
As the master will forthwith commence an entrance he would be glad if your board would select the most desirable and the master will point out where he intends to commence one, on which however he will be guided by your board.  The master again impresses on your board the necessity of ordering the windows in the storeroom to be opened and all the sashes hung on hinges, as well as the procuring of brushes for shoes.  Your board will find this a matter of economy as the preservation of leather depends on it being cleaned occasionally.  The entire grounds have been fenced and walled in.  The only change of diet last week by medical officers' order (with the exception of those put on ordinary diet) is an extra pint of milk daily to James Devitt. 
[306]
Medical Report
I find that there are nine patients under medical treatment, seven of them in hospital. 
I am inclined to think a child named Gallery is in the first stage of fever.  
                                                                                                                        Charles Finucane,
                                                                                                                            M.R.C.S.L. 

The board proceeded to the election of matron when the following candidates appeared. 
Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. Quin, Mrs. Swyny, Mrs. McNamara. On a poll there appeared for:

Mrs. Walsh 8 one guardian
Mrs. Swyny 5 declined voting.
Mrs. McNamara 4
Mrs. Quin 0

On a second poll there appeared for :

Mrs. Walsh 9 three guardians
Mrs. Swyny 7 declined voting

Majority 2 for Mrs. Walsh
Resolved that the chaplain's book be produced at every meeting of the board in future. 
Resolved that the resolution of the 25th of August allowing Pat Walsh to go out once a month to his religious duties be recinded, a chaplain being in the house.  
Resolved that a check be given to Michael Kerin, the agent for the Patriotic Insurance Company, for 4.10.0 the premium of the insurance of the workhouse, being the second payment. 
[307]
Resolved that taken into account that the matron now elected is the wife of the master we  respectfully suggested to the Commissioners that a reduction of 10 a year be made in the salary of the matron and that the salary do stand at 10 for the present.  Read tenders for potatoes. 

Resolved that John Fallon's and John Nestor's tenders for supplying potatoes be accepted at 2 1/2d per stone.  Mr. Owen gives notice that he will remove on this day fortnight the following paupers who have been without investigation or enquiry transferred from the Ennistymon Electoral Division to the union at large and be again located on the division from which they had been improperly removed, viz: John Molloy, Hanora McGloskey, Mary Gallery, Ellen Gallery, Biddy Gallery, Mary Quinn, Joan Henessy, Hanora Flanagan, Andrew Gallery, Ellen Gallery, Biddy Gallery, Anthony Morgan, Joseph, Anne, & Mary Hennessy, Morty Hogan, & Ellen McMahon. 
Mr. Quin gives notice that he will remove on this day fortnight from Carron Electoral Division Peter Hansbury, improperly located thereon.
[308]
Resolved that in the future no change of location of paupers will be made except at the meeting of the board on the first Friday of each month. 
Mr. Francis McNamara gives notice that he will move on this day fortnight Dora Blake and family from off Killilagh Electoral Division improperly located thereon. 

The meeting of the 8th of September is adjourned to the 15th in consequence of the board not having met.

[309]
Meeting held on the 15th day of September 1843.

The register book was signed from No. 549 to No. 556
The clerk reported that the contract for turf would expire on the 28th inst.

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that the s d
Balance against the guardians was 93 12 1
[310] Rates collected and lodged 11 0 0
Rates remaining 784 14 3
[311] Cost of provisions and necessities received 10 11 9 35/164
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed 8 19 3 155/224
General cost of an inmate 1 1 1/2

[312]
Master's Report
The changes of the diet by medical officers since last meeting can be seen on reference to the book for that purpose.  The other portions of the dietary continues to act as favourable as at last report. Since last meeting we were obliged to use stirabout for dinner 3 times.  The quality of potatoes delivered on 2nd September were of an unusual bad description which obliged the master to return a large quantity of them to the contractor.  The quality of the milk delivered for some time was not of good quality, it being not fresh. The master had no alternative but receive it, not being able to procure it elsewhere.  The master finds nothing so conducive to good management as to have the meals for the paupers invariably at the hours laid down by your board.  He is often obliged to deviate from this rule in consequence of the provision contractors not sending them in proper hours.  The master trusts your board will give him every facility to conduct the workhouse properly.  For this purpose (among others) he would require your board to insist on contractors sending their goods at stated hours. 
The master would suggest the following:
Bread 8 o'clock am., milk for breakfast 1/2 past 8 o'clock, milk for dinner 1/2 past 3 o'clock. Meal and potatoes the evening before. On 2 or 3 occassions since last meeting dinner was so late as 7 o'clock.   The master requires cloths for rubbers, woolen are best for cleanliness and durability. 
[313]
The master for the 3rd time again requests your board to have the sashes in the storeroom hung on hinges for ventilation and safety of the clothing. 
The master attended closely to the burning of the turf  (for the last 2 weeks) as economically as possible and no less than 26 boxes answered. 
The house is in a bad way for straw.   The contractor has refused to send any. 
The present warm and unusually dry season requires the straw in the beds to be changed more frequent than usual.  This is a subject calling for immediate attention as the state of the whole house requires it.  
Dinner was so late as 7 o'clock last night, the potatoes not arriving in due time.  
The contractor for offal has declined taking it. 

Medical Report

Since last report we have had one case of fever. Number of males in hospital six, number of female three, in other respects the house continues healthy we have had no death since last report. 
                                                                                                        Charles Finucane.
[314]
Resolved that the following persons be removed from the union at large to the following electoral divisions, viz: with the exception of John Molloy and Hanora McGloskey who remains on the union. 

John Molloy

Union at Large
Hanora McGloskey Union at Large
Biddy Gallery Ennistymon
John Hennessy Ennistymon
Hanora Flanigan Liscannor
Andrew Gallery Kilfenora
Ellen Gallery Kilshanny
Biddy Gallery Kilshanny
Anthony Morgan Ennistymon
Joseph Hennessy Ennistymon
Nancy Hennessy Ennistymon
Mary Hennessy Ennistymon
Morty Hogan Ennistymon
Ellen McMahon Union at Large

removed from the Ennistymon electoral division

Resolved that John Conole and family be removed from the electoral division of Kilshanny, he being improperly located thereon, and placed on the union at large.  
Moved that James Drony and Mathias McNamara, two able bodied paupers, be discharged.
[315]
Moved that James Devitt, Nancy Murray, Pat Downes be discharged, the two last being ablebodied and James Devitt's son being willing to support him. 

Resolved that Mr. John O'Dwyer be commissioned to purchase one pair of limestone piers 6ft. high over the surface 12 or 14 inches square and that the clerk does advertise for a wooden gate, the hanging stiles of which are to be 4 inches by 3 thick meeting railes and cross rails to be 3 inches square, laths to be 3/4 inches thick with a running bolt lock + key well mounted with iron to be 9ft wide and to get two coats of good paint to be 5 feet in height.
Resolved that the paupers this day admittted as well as all the paupers already located on the several electoral divisions of the union be all located on the union at large and changed to the same hence forward as well as all paupers henceafter to be admitted.  It appearing to this board that this is the fairest and most equitable mode of changing and equalizing the union expenditure.
Resolved that the clerk does advertise for the supply of 1176 boxes of good turf to be delivered at the workhouse. Straw at [no figure given] per ton to be delivered at the workhouse. 

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